Prof. Francis Mulaa is an award-winning scientist and associate professor at the University of Nairobi. Prof. Mulaa is also a valued member of the African Union High Panel on Pan African University Academic Senior Staff Recruitment. At the University, Mulaa is the Dean (Ag) Faculty of Science and Technology.
In this interview, Mulaa discusses technology and the interface of its use in human endeavors.
In simple terms what is biotechnology?
Wood density is an important variable for accurate quantification of woody biomass and carbon stocks. Conventional destructive methods for wood density estimation are resource intensive, prohibiting their use, limiting the application of approaches that would minimize uncertainties in tree biomass estimates. FULL ARTICLE HERE
Authors: Kennedy Olale, Abiy Yenesew, Ramni Jamnadass, Andrew Sila, Keith Shepherd
Banana bunchy top disease (BBTD) is one of the world's most destructive viral diseases of banana and plantain, causing up to 100% yield loss in severe cases. The disease is vectored by banana aphids (Pentalonia nigronervosa) and carried long distances through the movement of infected plant materials. The banana aphids harboring banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) present in banana producing regions are the sole vector and the most efficient method of transmitting the virus to the healthy plants.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework for streamlining efforts towards achieving global development objectives. The SDG 3 on universal good health and well-being remains an international priority. Recent reports indicate that although progress has been made, most developing countries face health system challenges and are still far from achieving SDG 3. read full abstract here
the article was sourced from: Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals
Tomato is among the promising items in horticultural production in Kenya. Throughout the long term, tomato creation in Kenya has escalated. Yields, nonetheless, keep on excess low because of a heap of limitations. This paper portrays creation rehearses and distinguishes difficulties and openings for expanded tomato profitability in smallholder creation in Kenya. The examination utilizes plant wellbeing centers as essential suppliers of information.
All around the world, roughly 3,000,000 kids pass on every year from immunization preventable irresistible infections predominantly in non-industrial nations. Regardless of the accomplishment of the extended vaccination program, not all babies and kids around the globe build up a similar defensive resistant reaction to a similar antibody. An antibody should instigate a reaction over the basal resistant reaction that might be driven by populace explicit, ecological or financial elements.