UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response, and we continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. funding and scientific efforts on this front remain a central and coordinated part of the worldwide effort against COVID-19. Months into fighting this pandemic at…

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UNDP’s AgriTech initiative: Cultiv@te finalists announced

Singapore – Food security, productivity and efficiency of agriculture, and the resilience of farmers to the impact of climate change – these are some of the challenges that the world will face on a larger scale in the years to come. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly highlighted the importance of resilience of food systems. It has become even more important now that we develop and adopt innovative methodologies and technologies, that can help bolster countries…

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Government Announces Reforms In Agriculture Production And Trade

The government has today announced reforms in order to address the perennial challenges facing agricultural production and trade by establishing a warehouse receipt council. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya said Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) will now be an open trading platform that links buyers and sellers, and modelled along the stock exchange. The establishment of the council now replaces the roles Government has been undertaking previously of buying, selling and setting maize prices, a scenario…

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Flood Victims Receive Sanitary Pads

Bunyala Sub County Public Health Nurse Lilian Wanyama has appealed to well-wishers to consider providing sanitary towels to women and adolescent girls living in various camps after being displaced by floods. Speaking after the distribution of the sanitary towels at Bunyala Technical Training College on Tuesday, Wanyama pointed out that a number of well-wishers have provided food and non-food items to the victims but sanitary items often miss out. “We appreciate all the kind of…

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Journalists Benefit From Facemasks

Journalists in Turkana county have welcomed the decision by the government and media council of Kenya to give them facemasks and sanitisers. The national government through the office of the deputy County commissioner Alexander Mativo on Wednesday distributed some masks to journalists in recognition of their role as essential service providers. “We appreciate the work of the media and we are also keen to support them with the little we get even as we consider…

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Police Launch Crackdown On Persons Without Masks In Lodwar

Police and other enforcement officers on Wednesday launched a serious crackdown on people without masks in Lodwar that saw scores of people arrested and ferried into police lorries and vehicles. However, they were released after several hours with a warning to ensure they wear masks whenever they are in public places. Police have erected three roadblocks at the Lodwar-Kanamkemer bridge, Kawalase and National cereal and produce board which are the main entry points into Lodwar…

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