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  • 05/2014Biosafety of GM Crops in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda

    Development of plant biotechnology (GMO) biosafety regulations in the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania has been an evolving process of both progress and retreat according to Dr. Judith A. Chambers, who leads the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Chambers, who holds a PhD in […]

  • 04/2014“Interaction between Scientists and Media Personnel in Ghana”

    Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture (Crops) recently called on the media to ensure objective and fair reporting on the topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). “Ghanaian farmers stand to gain a lot in the eventual commercial introduction of genetically engineered crops,” said Dr. Yakubu Alhassan during a recent press gathering. The education event […]

  • 03/2013Uganda National Development

    The Uganda Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium (UBBC) and their partners continue to share biotechnology information with Ugandan officials since the Biosafety Bill was recently published for comment. For the past 15 years, Uganda has been steadily integrating biotechnology into national development processes – per the 2008 National Biotechnology and Biosafety Policy. Ugandan scientists have been […]

  • 06/2012Biotech Crops can help meet food, feed and fiber challenges

    African countries were encouraged, recently, to consider all agricultural innovations when solving the challenges of meeting food, feed and fiber demands. At the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) events in Uganda and Kenya, it was highlighted by Dr. Clive James that we have to use the best of agricultural biotechnologies and conventional technologies and create […]

  • 04/2012ABNE’s Biosafety Partners meeting in Africa

    NEPA’s Agency African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE) organized a key meeting recently to discuss biosafety frameworks. Focusing on countries such as Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, among others, the meeting attracted leading biotechnology and biosafety stakeholders and providers of technical assistance. The group shared experiences, identified key capacity building needs […]