Ochieng' Ogodo

Ochieng' Ogodo

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Science journalist. Sub-Saharan African Regional Coordinator and News Editor.

Technology solutions on their own won't help farmers increase yields

To help smallholder farmers to increase their yields, strong institutions should aid innovations.

Photo-based crop insurance solution for farmers in Kenya

Photo-based crop insurance could make its debut in Kenya next year after a study in India found that it may avoid the pitfalls of other insurance schemes. As trained smallholders photograph their crops during the growing season and dispatch the pictures for expert analysis, the approach could cut costs by

Recycling of used electronic devices could provide sustainable jobs in Afrika

Afrika needs to do more to address the dumping of hazardous waste, especially from the developed world, into the continent, a meeting has heard. Participants at the 2nd Conference of Parties (COP-2) to the Bamako Convention agreed in Cote d’Ivoire last week (30 January to 1 February) that the

Afrika's Science Academies Should Aid Innovation And Entrepreneurship Training

Afrikan science academies largely provide evidence-based scientific advice for policymaking, but need to influence educational systems to produce science and entrepreneurship-oriented graduates, a conference has heard. The regional conference on balanced and inclusive education (BIE) aimed to offer suggestions for addressing Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), which encourages inclusive and quality

New Initiative Launched In Ghana To Empower Afrikan Girls In Science

Africa needs to nurture girls in science to generate more empowered women in various scientific fields such as drug regulation for accelerated sustainable socioeconomic development, experts say. The experts made this call during the launch of an initiative that facilitates networking and mentee-mentor relationships to ignite female students’ aspirations towards

Knowledge Management Is Crucial For Afrika’s Socio-Economic Growth

Knowledge management is crucial for Africa’s socioeconomic growth and should be at the center of the continent’s development agenda, a meeting has heard. The observation was made last month (14-16 November) during information and knowledge management training workshop on nutrition security and trade organized in Kenya jointly by

Mathematics Can Help Afrikans Tackle The Challenges Facing The Continent, But It Needs To Be Taught Better

Africa needs to improve ways of teaching mathematics, especially to create more interest in the subject and use it as a tool for addressing developmental challenges facing the continent. This was one of the talking points at the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum held in the German city of Heidelberg in