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  • 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 […]

  • 012/2011Philippines – National Biotechnology Week

    As part of the continuing effort the Philippines has been making to responsibly develop and use biotechnology, the 2011 National Biotechnology Week was celebrated in Manila as an event open to the public. Dr. Reynaldo Ebora from the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH), and Philippines Coordinator for PBS, presented a paper entitled “Rising […]

  • 012/2011Indonesia – Agricultural Biotechnology Lectures

    Indonesia is looking to biotechnology to help meet the future challenges of climate change and food security. As part of that commitment, students at universities have been learning more about agricultural biotechnology and its potential. About 250 students, graduate students and biology teachers at senior high schools recently attended information sessions organized by the University […]

  • 012/2011“Enabling a Private Sector-Led Seed Industry: Policy Perspectives” seminar

    On December 14, Judy Chambers of the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) will be a panelist at the "Enabling a Private Sector-Led Seed Industry: Policy Perspectives" seminar in Washington, DC. Joe Cortes of Iowa State University’s Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP) will outline the findings of the “Building an enabling environment for seed […]