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  • 012/2011OFAB Showcases Ag-biotech Progress in Nigeria

    Nigerian scientists recently had a chance to showcase progress that they’ve made while developing improved products with biotechnology. During the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Abuja, Nigeria, scientists featured their work on projects such as insect-resistant cowpea; biofortified cassava; and, biofortified sorghum, among others. The session, organized by NABDA in collaboration with AATF’s […]

  • 012/2011Sharing lessons learned in Kenya

    Mr. G.K. Nzuva, Chairman of the Kenya Central Agricultural Board recently shared lessons learned from his study of Bt cotton in Burkina Faso at the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB). On the study tour, Mr. Nzuva and participants from other countries saw the direct benefits of a functional biosafety system for farmers. In addition […]

  • 011/2011African Scientists, Media, Policymakers Debate Over GMOs

    An interesting article regarding debates over GMOs in Africa and the progress being made where PBS has played a significant role in has been published in

  • Bt Cotton011/2011African countries witness the benefits of biotech in Burkina Faso

    Regulators, scientists, policy makers, journalists, and farmers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and North Sudan traveled to Burkina Faso recently and observed cotton farmers there enjoying increased yields and income as a result of cotton seed with built-in insect protection. Popularly referred to as white gold, cotton represents 60 percent of Burkina’s export earnings, […]

  • 011/2011COMESA’s Regional Biosafety Policies and Guidelines

    Mauritius: National leaders from Agriculture, Environment; and Trade and Industry sectors met recently to discuss regional biosafety policies and guidelines that COMESA is developing. Through a series of national consultations, the Member States will make recommendations for consideration by COMESA decision makers next year. During the opening session, honorable Satya Veyash, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food […]