Category: Food Security

Daisy Ouya

Daisy Ouya

Daisy Ouya is a science writer and communications specialist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Over the past 15 years she has been packaging and disseminating scientific knowledge in the fields of entomology, agriculture, health, HIV/AIDS research, and marine science. Daisy is a Board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences (bels.org) and has a Masters’ degree in chemistry from the University of Connecticut, USA. Her BSc is from the University of Nairobi in her native Kenya. She has worked as a journal editor, science writer, publisher, and communications strategist with various organizations. She joined ICRAF in July 2012. Twitter: @daisyouya

The little-understood indigenous African fruit trees

What do ‘monkey bread’, desert date, and jujube have in common? For one, they are fruit trees native to sub-Saharan Africa, mostly known only in their immediate localities. They are also united by a severe shortage of research...

Regrowing Aceh after the conflict and tsunami

Four years after a land-rehabilitation project ended, farmers continue to improve their livelihoods and restore land to productivity, says Robert Finlayson   The province of Aceh, on Indonesia’s westernmost tip, was the scene of a decades-long conflict between...

Nitrogen-fixation in Niger, Tanzanian migrations and a missing Botswanian breed

Nitrogen-fixing trees in Niger, weather-induced migration of Tanzanian farmers and a missing cattle breed in Botswana might seem an unlikely combination. But when it comes to adapting agriculture to climate change, they just happen to have something in...