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AATF Mark International Women’s Day

By Josephine Mailu March 08, 2018   The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) marked the International Women’s Day to celebrate women and challenge stereotypes in the society. To commemorate the day, marked globally on 8 March, AATF had speeches from … 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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OFAB reaches out to the Catholic Church in Nigeria

By OFAB Nigeria July 2017 Over 181 participants of the Faith-Based Perspectives workshop on Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety regulation of GMOs in Nigeria organized by OFAB made positive recommendations as a way forward for GM technology adoption in Nigeria. According … Continue reading

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OFAB Ghana March for Science

OFAB Ghana April 22, 2017 Over 100 people gathered on April 22 at the Afia Village in Accra, Ghana, to celebrate Earth Day and join in the global March for Science campaign. OFAB Ghana used the opportunity to send messages … Continue reading

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Ugandan leaders passes a resolution demanding the enactment of the biotechnology and biosafety law

OFAB Uganda February 2017 Following sensitization from Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) Uganda chapter on the benefits of biotechnology to the Ugandan economy and improving livelihoods of farmers, Ugandan leaders have passed a resolution demanding the enactment of the … Continue reading

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Nigeria Environment Minister says Biotech has role to play in Economy

The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has said that Nigeria is ready to Environment Minister: Mohamed deploy biotechnology to boost the economy of the country.   In an interview with the press after a courtesy visit to her office by … Continue reading

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Scientists Developing Climate-Adapted GM Rice

Genetically engineering a new strain of hyper-efficient, drought-resistant rice, known as C4, is part of a multi-national research effort the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has called one of the “10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2015.” A team of scientists from eight … Continue reading

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DroughtTEGO WE1101: Narok County farmer testimonials

DroughtTEGO WE1101: Narok County farmer testimonials

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Harvest of hope: DroughtTEGO WE1101 in Kenya

Harvest of hope: DroughtTEGO WE1101 in Kenya

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WEMA video by the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa

Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) – A public-private partnership to develop and deploy drought tolerant and insect protected maize hybrids royalty-free to smallholder farmers

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