Tag Archives: Agricultural Policy

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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Freedom to innovate, Calestous dream lives on…

By Evelyn Situma December 31, 2017 The news about the passing on of Prof. Calestous Juma came as a surprise to many. Most especially the proponents of agricultural biotechnology, most of whom, he had helped voice their enthusiasm towards adoption … 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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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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Uganda poised for Bio-economy, Uganda STI Minister, says

By Daniel Otunge November 6, 2017 “Passing of the Biosafety Bill into law by parliament will help Uganda to develop the economy and improve its food security situation,” Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, Ugandan Minister of Science Technology and Innovation, said. Speaking … Continue reading

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Message from the Executive Director: AATF Annual Report 2016

By Dr Denis Kyetere, October 01, 2017 AATF progressed in all its project goals during the 2016 financial year recording key firsts in some areas as we continue to focus on providing technology-based solutions to a broader farmer community based … 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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Professional Kenyan women in support of Agricultural Biotechnology

By OFAB Kenya April 2017 Kenyan women in biosciences expressed their concerns on the unpredictable biotechnology and biosafety policy environment and urged the government to streamline coordination between relevant regulatory arms to enable research. The women were speaking during the … 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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