Monthly Archives: August 2012

TB jab enters clinical trials

By David Njagi and Aeras Aeras and the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) have announced the start of the first clinical trial of IDRI’s novel tuberculosis vaccine candidate, ID93 + GLA-SE. The Phase I clinical trial will assess the safety, … Continue reading

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New push to check poll violence through women in agriculture

By David Njagi A new project is uniting farmers in Kenya’s Rift Valley through communal agriculture, a move that could prevent future conflict over resources. The project, funded by the Japanese government through the World Bank is targeting 3,400 women … Continue reading

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Carbon scheme will not help farmers, say scientists

By David Njagi The carbon market, once thought to be a lucrative niche of the future, may have been a baseless hype after all. Going by recent studies, scientists say they have evidence that carbon trading will not benefit small … Continue reading

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Conflict hit Northern Kenya plays the environmental card to bridge the peace gap

By David Njagi His occasional trips from Marsabit to Isiolo have always left him scarred from bandit attacks, but Steven Ali is lately figuring out how to rally the Upper Eastern communities against conflict. Recently, he was on transit from … Continue reading

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