Monthly Archives: February 2017

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 to stop importation of cowpeas soon’

By Dele Ogunyemi, Ibadan – Nigeria February 16, 2017 Nigeria will be self-sufficient and stop importation of cowpeas in the coming years following research breakthrough on the development of Maruca Resistant Cowpeas and improved varieties that will lead to increase in … Continue reading

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8 million farmers to get pod-borer resistant cowpea

By Collins Nnabuife February 16, 2017 Sub Saharan African farmers will soon have access to improved cowpea varieties that will lead to increase in yield with the development of Maruca Resistant Cowpeas through public-private partnership project that has identified elite events … Continue reading

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Kenyan farmers form a Grassroots Organization to Demand for Biotech Crops

OFAB Kenya February 2017 Following OFAB-Kenya’s initiative to create awareness in the grassroots through sensitization of farmer leaders from all regions of the country, the farmers have now come together to form a grassroots organization called Kenya National Society for … Continue reading

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