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  • Responding to climate change: Community-based aquaculture development in Burundi
    Come end of April 2016,118 members of the Rural Collaborative Network for Development (RECORD), a farmers’ association in Burundi, will earn 44,800,000 Burundi Francs (about US$ 22,400) from fish farming based on climate smart agriculture principles. Broken down, they will earn 17,500,000 Burundi...
  • Climate smart weather-based advisories to touch millions of smallholder farmers
    Over 1 million residents of Machakos County in Kenya are set to benefit from climate smart weather advisories following efforts to out scale this service which is extremely essential to the performance of the agricultural sector, particularly in drier parts of Eastern and Central Africa. Only a...
  • ASARECA, IFPRI in joint bid to map, track uptake of technologies
    ASARECA and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are undertaking a joint initiative to explore innovative, spatial and cost-effective data collection methods to monitor the adoption and diffusion of agricultural technologies.  Simply put, the project: “Monitoring the Geospatial...
  • Climate change will see East Africa get wetter say scientists
    East Africa could be the lucky exception to the disastrous effects of climate change as scientists predict increased precipitation as temperatures rise. Scientists working with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (Asareca) — Kizito Kwena, William...
  • ASARECA appointed coordinator of animal genetic resources initiative in Eastern Africa
    ASARECA has been appointed as secretariat for the Eastern Africa Sub-regional focal point (S-RFP) for the sustainable use of animal genetic resources(AnGR) under the project on “Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries on Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of African Animal Genetic...
  •  Kenya Approves Bt Maize for Limited Field Release
    Kenya’s Biosafety Authority has granted a conditional approval for environmental release of insect resistant maize (Bt maize) for National Performance Trials. The Bt maize has been genetically modified to produce an insecticide – Bt protein – that kills certain insect pests. The gene added to the...
  • ASARECA impacts published
    A new report highlighting the impacts of ASARECA work during its first operational plan  (OP 1) is out.  The book titled “ASARECA Operational Plan 1 Impacts”, shows that the change in value of agricultural output for the Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) sub- region over the programme period was...
  • EAAPP Conference Proceedings Published
    Proceedings of the Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme End-of-Phase One Project Conference and Exhibition have been published.  Under the theme, “Regional Specialisation for Enhanced Agricultural Productivity and Transformation”, the conference was held at Kilimo Grand Resort,...
  • EAAPP impacts create overwhelming impression
    An ambitious regional programme, the Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (EAAPP), which ASARECA has been coordinating for the last five years, has posted impressive impacts, prompting a call for immediate roll-out of a second phase.      A recently released and published report...
  • New video highlights progress in fight against MLN
    Five years since the Maize Lethal Necrosis disease (MLN) was reported in Kenya, leading to spirited efforts to fight it in Eastern and Central Africa, scientists are now confident they are close to subduing the virus. In a recently released video, scientists Dan Makumbi, a breeder CIMMYT; Douglas...

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