Category Archives: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso making progress with GMO research

By Joseph Opoku Gakpo January 19, 2018 Agriculturalists in Burkina Faso say their country is still open to using the tools of biotechnology, despite the decision to stop growing genetically modified cotton. A controversy erupted over the low quality of fiber … Continue reading

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Reversing the Tide of Progress: The Burkina Faso Story

By Joseph Opoku Gakpo Dec 15, 2017 With three wives, 10 children and dozens of grandchildren to take care of, 63-year-old Seidu Konatey is a man who knows no rest. He spends at least 10 hours every day working in … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso farmers still yearn for Bt Cotton

By Suleiman Okoth August 28, 2017 In my journey to understand the intricacies of Bt Cotton in Burkina Faso, I had the rare opportunity to interview Mr Francois Traore through a translator in his modest residence about 10 kilometres from … Continue reading

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