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Ugandans advised to stock food as locusts advance from Kenyan side

Ugandans advised to stock food as locusts advance from Kenyan side

Ugandans have been advised to stock food as a precautionary measure to counter the effects of desert locusts that are a mere 166 kilometers from the Uganda-Kenya border in the north eastern region of Karamoja according to Uganda’s  Ministry of Information and National Guidance. Turkana is about 166km from Karamoja, meaning the locusts can reach […]

UN envoy urges the private sector to aid modern agriculture

UN envoy urges the private sector to aid modern agriculture

Rose Omalango, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uganda has urged the private sector in the country to invest more in climate smart agriculture inputs that can help farmers practice Eco-based farming. Omalango made the call today Monday 25 July, while speaking to journalists in Kampala. She said such a move will save the environment […]

NEMA day: minister Mutagamba lost it all

The ministry of Lands and Environment organised a pre NEMA day in Luzira in one of the wetlands that had been reclaimed by the so called investors. This area measuring approximately 50 acres had been reclaimed by the investors destroying all the natural vegetation and the Lake Victoria breathing point and this was very visible […]

John Bicknell announces Research Scholarship in Australia

John Bicknell Research Scholarship, Australia: AMC sponsors a John Bicknell Research Scholarship, funded by AMC’s commercial subsidiary, AMC Search. This scholarship provides stipendiary support (approximately $19,500 tax free per year) for three years of a Doctor of Philosophy, and two years of a Masters by research program. The scholarship may be made available to an […]

ATREE Small Grants Program

ATREE Small Grants Program ATREE Small Grants Program: Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India invites proposals from individuals for research projects under its Small Grants program. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) focuses on application of science to conservation of nature and sustainable use of […]

Apply for BEE Living Allowance Scholarship

BEE Living Allowance Scholarship: The Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering offers a number of Living Allowance Scholarship to International Higher Degree Research Students. International students who have been offered a BEE Living Allowance will also be entitled to receive a Fee Waiver. Guidelines: Masters by Research or PhD studies Up to 2 years for […]

Causes of cleft lip

The causes of Clift lip are not so specific, but the presence of clefts in a family increases the chances. Other causes of cleft lip are vitamin deficiency and taking poor medication, and consumption of large amount of alcohol. Exposure to smoking environment in early pregnancy, exposure to x-rays at an early stage of pregnancy […]

African governments urged against signing away water rights for decades

News Release: A paper published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development warns that African governments are signing away water rights for decades with insufficient regard for how this will affect millions of local users, including fishing, farming and pastoralist communities. The water rights often feature in the growing number of large land […]

Book shows Local communities can play big role in food security and environmental protection

News Release A book published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development paints a vivid picture of an alternative future in which food, energy and water supplies are sustainable and in the control of local communities. The book show how the linear systems that shape our world are flawed as they assume a […]

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