Category Archives: Cotton

Victory for Nigerian farmers as court rules in favour of NBMA

By OFAB Nigeria August 15, 2018 Abuja, Nigeria: The Federal High Court of Justice of Nigeria in Abuja today ruled in favor of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) by giving approval for the commercial release of Bt. Cotton in Nigeria. The … Continue reading

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Bt Cotton critical to achieving Kenya’s big four agenda

By Suleiman Okoth April 06, 2018   The Kenyan government is banking on the production of genetically modified cotton, expected to start in 2018, to generate more than Sh 50 billion in apparel export earnings and create more than 50,000 … 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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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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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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