Category Archives: Uganda

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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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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Science council okays GM maize trials in Uganda

Daily Monitor Jan 27, 2016 By Ismail Musa Ladu Approval for trials of genetically modified (GM) maize has been granted by the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Daily Monitor has learnt. The confined field trial is to test whether … Continue reading

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Our scientists have scored high in this field. We move with our heads high.

  Sunday Akile addresses the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Kampala. (Credit: Christopher Bendana) KAMPALA – Sunday Akile, the programme officer for legal and policy biosafety at the African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE), has lauded Ugandan scientists doing … Continue reading

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