Kenyan, Chinese scientists launch Kenya’s first national publication documenting plant species

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September 26, 2023


Xinhua News Agency


Chinese and Kenyan scientists have collaborated to launch the 23rd volume of the Flora of Kenya, marking the publication of Kenya's first national flora and addressing a gap in the country's plant resources research. The comprehensive project, a joint effort by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sino-Africa Joint Research Center, and the National Museums of Kenya, documents nearly 7,000 plant species from 223 families in Kenya. The publication, resulting from nearly a decade of research, emphasizes the vital role of Sino-Kenyan scientific collaboration in conserving plant species essential for food security and climate resilience in Kenya.


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