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Foot and Mouth, Lumpy Skin Diseases vaccination campaign kicks off in Busia County

Foot and Mouth and Lumpy Skin Diseases vaccination  campaign  kicked off in Busia County on Monday with Busia  Deputy Governor  Moses Mulomi  launching the exercise at  Buriangi Dispensary in Bukhayo  West Ward. Vaccination  for FMD will be  carried out in Teso North, Teso South, Nambale and Matayos Sub Counties  with LSD undertaken in  Butula, Samia  and  Budalangi. LSD  has been  reported in all the seven sub counties. County Executive Committee…

Mobile app that could diagnose crop diseases in the field developed

A new  mobile application  has been developed that  uses artificial intelligence  to accurately diagnose  crop diseases in the field, Tanzania Daily  News reported on Saturday. A team  of scientists under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Programme on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), has come up with the new technology that will entail the usage of  Smartphones  to detect crop diseases.   The…

Busia hosts NALSEP meeting to address Lower Nzoia , NBI priority areas

Busia County hosted the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) consultative meeting to address priority areas for Lower Nzoia and Nile Basin Initiative. The meeting drew participants from Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Busia Acting County Executive Committee Member for Water, Environment and Natural Resources Bernard Yaite said the meeting addressed priority areas for…