Monthly Archives: June 2014

Transforming the cassava subsector in Zambia with mechanisation

Majority of farmers in Zambia own land in excess of ten hectares. However, until recently very few farmers had ever imagined cultivating a full hectare of cassava.  Most of the land in the cassava growing areas in the country, like … Continue reading

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Scientists weigh in on republication of flawed Seralini et al report

Following yesterday’s republication of Seralini’s retracted report, the London-based Science Media Centre, which assists reporters when major science news breaks, gathered expert views from renowned scientists’ take on this new development. As expected, the scientists maintained  that the study is at best a … Continue reading

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It is time for intercontinental dialogue over GMO moral dilemma

It is time for dialogue over GMO moral dilemma Recently an article appeared in the Standard Daily (Friday June 20, 2014) warning ‘Local farmers will find it difficult to export their crops to Europe if they adopt the Genetically Modified … Continue reading

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OFAB launches newest chapter in Ethiopia

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) and the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR) have launched the eighth chapter of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The launch presided over by EIAR Director … Continue reading

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