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Kenya to host international extension conference

An international conference to take stock of current policies, thinking and practice and, successes and failures of ongoing and past reforms in extension and advisory services will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 15 to 18 November, 2011

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Disease research in Nairobi

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Researchers at the Nairobi based International Livestock Research Centre (ILRI) are currently working on a project that will help forestall diseases that are passed between humans and animals

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New castle vaccine for poultry farmers

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For a long time now, Charles Mutisya, a Kenya poultry farmer has had to grapple with large number of poultry deaths occasioned by New Castle disease

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Cocoa beans boost for Cameroon’s farmers

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Some 60,000 cocoa farmers in Cameroon are to get a boost to their livelihoods from a local company that has signed up to Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative that aims to support private sector efforts in the fight against poverty

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New drive to save African crops from parasitic weeds

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Scientists in Nigeria and Kenya have started a major war against parasitic weeds that cost small scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa $1.2bn in harvests every year, aggravating food deficits

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