Tag Archives: 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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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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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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