Author Archives: Suleiman Okoth

High-level conference on STI marks OFAB’s 10th Anniversary

By Suleiman Okoth November 08, 2017 A High-Level Conference on Application of Science, Technology and Innovation in Harnessing African Agricultural Transformation marked Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) project 10th Anniversary celebrations that were held at Speke Resort, Munyonyo … Continue reading

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Africa’s Biotech Integration 20 years Overdue, Says Prime Minister

By Daniel Otunge, November 7, 2017 The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, has called for urgent integration of modern biotechnology into Africa’s agriculture to help improve food security and economic growth. He said this while … Continue reading

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Uganda poised for Bio-economy, Uganda STI Minister, says

By Daniel Otunge November 6, 2017 “Passing of the Biosafety Bill into law by parliament will help Uganda to develop the economy and improve its food security situation,” Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, Ugandan Minister of Science Technology and Innovation, said. Speaking … Continue reading

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AATF to establish annual STI policy dialogue platform

By Daniel Otunge November 4, 2017 In his closing remarks, during the High-Level Conference on Application of Science, Technology and Innovation in Harnessing African Agricultural Transformation held at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Uganda, from 27 to 29 September 2017, the … Continue reading

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Message from the Board Chair: AATF Annual Report 2016

By Dr. Ousmane Badiane October 01, 2017 The most effective way to reduce poverty is to raise the productivity of resources that poor people depend on for their livelihood. For most African countries, these resources are agricultural land and labour. … Continue reading

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Eliminating crude ethanol imports in Nigeria through enhanced cassava production

By Abdalla el-Kurebe October 27, 2017 Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava but the nation’s annual local demand for ethanol is between 300 and 400 million litres. The country only meets up with three percent of total annual demand. … Continue reading

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Nigeria Prepares for Commercialisation of BT Cowpea, Cotton

By Nkechi Isaac, Abuja October 17, 2017 The National Agriculture Seed Council (NASC) has commenced sensitisation of Nigerian seed companies in preparation for the commercialisation of Genetically Modified Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cowpea and cotton by 2018. A sensitisation workshop organised … Continue reading

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Message from the Executive Director: AATF Annual Report 2016

By Dr Denis Kyetere, October 01, 2017 AATF progressed in all its project goals during the 2016 financial year recording key firsts in some areas as we continue to focus on providing technology-based solutions to a broader farmer community based … Continue reading

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Kenya launches task force to facilitate commercialization of GM cotton

By Xinhua News October 11, 2017 NAIROBI, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) — Kenya on Wednesday unveiled a national task force to oversee the commercialization of genetically modified cotton in the next five years. Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Willy … Continue reading

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DroughtTEGO® to address food insecurity in Africa

By Florida Maritim October 01, 2017 In the recent past, African farmers have suffered harsh climatic conditions that has wiped away their livestock and crops. According to research, three-quarters of the world’s severe drought occurs in Africa, affecting small scale … Continue reading

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