Tag Archives: Agricultural Biotechnology

OFAB Media Awards unveils Africa’s best journalists in biotechnology

By Suleiman Okoth September 13, 2018 Tanzanian broadcast journalist, Calvin Gwabara, working with Sokoine University of Agriculture Media, emerged the winner under television category and the overall winner of the 2018 Open Forum on Agricultural biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) Africa … Continue reading

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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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Proposed changes to Ugandan Biosafety Act a threat to scientists

By Isaac Ongu January 30, 2018 Ugandan plant scientists face severe financial penalties and decade-long jail terms if proposed changes to the recently passed Biosafety Act 2017 are adopted, experts say. The draft changes also would undermine several important crop … Continue reading

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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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TEGO® maize farmer: I now have extra bags to sell

By Boniface Okute November 16, 2017 Boaz Nyateng, is one of the few farmers from Lambwe Seed Growers Association (LASGA) that survived the effects of drought-stress in 2016. This is because he planted DroughtTEGO® maize hybrid. “Last season there was … Continue reading

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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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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 Ghana Meets Select Committees of Parliament

OFAB Ghana, August 2017 A four-member OFAB Ghana delegation on Wednesday August 2 2017, met with ranking members of Select Committees of parliament to push for the passage of the Plant Breeders Rights Bill (PBR) which has been in Parliament … 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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