[The Star]The Kenya Forest Service is now targeting to plant trees in private farms and community land in order to hit the target of 10 per cent forest cover by 2030. Deputy Director Esau Omollo says they will be working with county governments to promote forestry.
[VOA]The United States joined the European Union and United Nations to issue an urgent call last weekend for more countries to pledge humanitarian aid for hundreds of thousands in South Sudan the western agencies say are now threatened by famine.
[Biz-Community]There is a place in South Africa that is truly democratic. Young, old, black, white, rich, poor, rural and urban all congregate around it at least one Friday night a month. It is a choice they willingly and happily make, despite long queues.
[The Herald]The Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development -- in conjunction with the Food and Agricultural Organisation -- has launched a project to control the fruit fly, a pest that affects fruits and vegetables.
[The Herald]Sometime in 2008, President Mugabe started the Presidential Well Wishers Special Agricultural Input Scheme in a move that was received with scepticism, with some calling it political grandstanding.But the President had noticed that the agricultural sector, spurred on by the land reforms, had not risen to expected levels due to serious challenges faced by farmers in Zimbabwe.