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AATF 2013

Striga control in maize 2013

Aflatoxin control in maize & peanuts 2013

Maruca-resistant Cowpea 2013

Water Efficient Maize for Africa 2013

OFAB 2013

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AATF March-April 2013

 

Feeding 25 Million Ghanaians: …Are We Going For GM Crops Or Traditional Crops?

30 April 2013 - Modern Ghana

After Ghana becoming a signatory to Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in 1992, it has a mandate to implement anything under this protocol, especially when the country has passed into law Ghana's Biosafety Bill.

 

 

 

Lobby groups want ban on GM foods lifted to boost maize stocks

23 April 2013 - Truth About Trade & Technology

Standard Digital (Kenya) By Kenneth Kwama Date – 23 April 2013 Website – www.standardmedia.co.ke Players in the cereals and bulk storage sector are pushing to have the ban on genetically modified foods lifted to pave way for the importation of about 600,000 metric tonnes of maize to plug a defic

 

 

 

On the register: charities that sponsor or carry out research

19 March 2013 - Third Sector

Facts and figures from the Charity Commission's records

 

 

 

 

Striga control in maize March-April 2013

 

Region’s fortunes look up as scientists develop Striga-resistant sorghum

15 April 2013 - Standard Digital News

Nairobi,Kenya; Researchers under the regional body Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (Asareca) have developed a high yielding striga resistant sorghum.

 

 

 

Kenyan Farmers Battle Weed

15 April 2013 - All Africa.com

Dar es Salaam — Thousands of farmers in western Kenya are successfully battling the invasion of a deadly parasitic weed called Striga, dubbed the 'violet vampire' because of its beautiful violet flowers.

 

 

 

Kenya: Project Makes Significant Progress to Save Maize from the

26 March 2013 - News From Africa

Studies have shown that this parasitic weed is the number one maize production constraint in Western Kenya with most farmers' fields being infested.

 

 

 

Project makes significant progress to save maize from the “violet vampire” in western Kenya

25 March 2013 - Newstime Africa

Dar es Salaam-March 25, 2013. Thousands of farmers in western Kenya are successfully battling the invasion in their farms by a deadly parasitic weed called Striga, dubbed the violet vampire because of its beautiful violet flowers.

 

 

 

Invasive Striga Weed Serious Problem in Sub-Saharan Africa

21 March 2013

Rising soil temperatures are increasing the spread of a deadly, parasitic weed t

 

 

 

 

Aflatoxin control in maize & peanuts March-April 2013

 

Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) workshop

07 April 2013 - EIN Presswire

PR Newswire ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 4 April 2013 / PRNewswire Africa / - INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA What: PACA strategy development stakeholders' consultation workshop When: 10-12 April 2013 Where: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (Serena hotel) Who: Department of Rural Economy and Agr

 

 

 

 

Maruca-resistant Cowpea March-April 2013

 

Nigeria develops Maruca-resistant cowpea to reduce farm loss, says a bio-technologist

18 March 2013 - News Agency of Nigeria

Audio attached Nigeria develops Maruca-resistant cowpea to reduce farm loss, says a bio-technologist NAN-H-49 Maruca Abuja, March 18, 2013 (NAN) The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria, has developed Maruca-resistant cowpea to reduce farm loss, Mrs Rose Gidado, a bio-technologist, s

 

 

 

 

Water Efficient Maize for Africa March-April 2013

 

Researchers tackle new pest challenge in maize breeding

01 May 2013 - Daily Monitor

SHARE THIS STORY Tweet Related Stories Researchers tackle new pest challenge in maize breeding Ugandan scientists who have been conducting research on drought-resistant maize varieties for the last three years, seem to be faced with the challenge of the stem borer, which is destroying farmers’ f

 

 

 

Sustainable intensification: A practical approach to meet Africa’s food and natural resource needs

23 April 2013 - FANRPAN

The Montpellier Panel launch their latest report at the Houses of Parliament. Ramadjita Tabo reports. Ramadjita Tabo Only one country in Africa, Ghana, will meet the first Millennium Development Goal of halving hunger and poverty by 2015.

 

 

 

Climate Conversations - Sustainable agricultural intensification: Tackling food insecurity in a resource-scarce world

19 April 2013 - FANRPAN

By Lindiwe Majele Sibanda and Katy Wilson Today, the world is searching for solutions to a series of global challenges unprecedented in their scale and complexity.

 

 

 

Africa: Tackling Food Insecurity in a Resource-Scarce World

19 April 2013 - Africanseer Portal

Today, the world is searching for solutions to a series of global challenges unprecedented in their scale and complexity. Food insecurity, malnutrition, climate change, rural poverty and environmental degradation are all among them.

 

 

 

Africa: Sustainable Agricultural Intensification – Tackling Food Insecurity in a Resource-Scarce World

18 April 2013 - Truth About Trade & Technology

Source – allAfrica / AlertNet By Lindiwe Majele Sibanda and Katy Wilson Date – 18 April 2013 Website – allafrica.com Today, the world is searching for solutions to a series of global challenges unprecedented in their scale and complexity.

 

 

 

New doubled haploid facility will strengthen maize breeding in Africa

28 March 2013 - SeedQuest

Nairobi, Kenya March 26, 2013 CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program will establish and operate a maize doubled haploid (DH) facility in Kiboko, Kenya. With financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this centralized DH facility will be able to produce at least 100,000 DH lines per year by

 

 

 

World Water Day: Embrace Technology to Get More Crop Per Drop

25 March 2013 - Truth About Trade & Technology

Source – Global Food For Thought, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs By Dr. Margaret Zeigler and Dr. Roberto Lenton Date – 23 March 2013 Website – globalfoodforthought.

 

 

 

Monsanto & Water: Partnerships

18 March 2013 - Finance - Renewable Energy World

SOURCE: Monsanto DESCRIPTION: Monsanto does not and cannot work alone when it comes to water issues. The world faces major challenges with respect to clean water, water quality and access to water, and the solutions do not reside in a single approach or single entity.

 

 

 

Developing countries top in growth of GM crops, says report

14 March 2013 - Business Daily

In Summary Of the 28 countries that planted genetically modified crops last year, 20 were developing and eight industrial countries, compared to 19 developing and 10 industrial countries in 2011. The report indicated that developing nations planted 52 per cent of the crops in 2012, up from 50 per ce

 

 

 

 

OFAB March-April 2013

 

Biotech crops, the fastest adopted technology – Report

30 April 2013 - Truth About Trade & Technology

Source – Ghana Business News Date – 29 April 2013 Website – www.ghanabusinessnews.com The year 2012 marked an unprecedented 100-fold increase in biotech crops hectarage from 1.

 

 

 

Biotech Crops, the fastest adopted technology-2012 ISAAA Global Report

29 April 2013 - Modern Ghana

Accra, April 29, GNA - The year 2012 marked an unprecedented 100-fold increase in biotech crops hectarage from 1.7 million hectares in 1966 to 170 million hectares in 2012, making biotech crops the fastest adopted technology in recent world.

 

 

 

Nigeria: Why There Is No Commercialised Gm Food in Nigeria - NABDA

26 April 2013 - All Africa.com

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) yesterday said no Genetically Modified food is in Nigerian markets yet because of lack of bio-safety law.

 

 

 

Why there is no commercialised GM food in Nigeria –NABDA

26 April 2013 - Daily Trust

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) yesterday said no Genetically Modified food is in Nigerian markets yet because of lack of bio-safety law.

 

 

 

Tanzania: Why Tanzania Must Accelerate Agricultural Biotechnology Research

21 April 2013 - All Africa.com

WHEN Dr Joseph Ndunguru of Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute speaks about cutting edge science, he does so with passion. He believes that such science is possible in Tanzania - and that agricultural biotechnology remains the best option to improving food production among resource-poor farmer

 

 

 

Why Tanzania must accelerate agricultural biotechnology research

21 April 2013 - In2 East Africa

When Dr Joseph Ndunguru of Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute speaks about cutting edge science, he does so with passion. He believes that such science is possible in Tanzania — and that agricultural biotechnology remains the best option to improving food production among resource-poor farmer

 

 

 

Scientist harps on quality seeds to boost agriculture in Nigeria

04 April 2013 - News Agency of Nigeria

Audio attached Scientist harps on quality seeds to boost agriculture in Nigeria NAN-H-33 Seeds Abuja, April 4, 2013 (NAN) Mr Daniel Otunge, an agricultural scientists, has called for proper application of quality seeds to boost agricultural production in Nigeria.

 

 

 

OFAB and Modern Biotechnology in Ghana

19 March 2013 - Biotechs

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) is an open discussion forum with six Chapters in Africa, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana and Burkina Faso.

 

 

 

Farmers educated on modern biotechnology

18 March 2013 - Truth About Trade & Technology

Source – Vibe Ghana / Ghana News Agency Date – 15 March 2013 Website – vibeghana.com Representatives of farmer- based organizations in the Eastern Region have advocated that any technology that sought to increase agricultural productivity should involve structures that would ensure ready market t

 

 

 

Nigeria develops Maruca-resistant cowpea to reduce farm loss, says a bio-technologist

18 March 2013 - News Agency of Nigeria

Audio attached Nigeria develops Maruca-resistant cowpea to reduce farm loss, says a bio-technologist NAN-H-49 Maruca Abuja, March 18, 2013 (NAN) The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria, has developed Maruca-resistant cowpea to reduce farm loss, Mrs Rose Gidado, a bio-technologist, s

 

 

 

This is welcome news from science laureate

16 March 2013 - IPPMedia.com

Cutting edge science is possible in Tanzania, and the reigning presidential laureate Joseph Ndunguru this week took that message to those who count – fresh graduates and aspiring researchers at the University of Dar es Salaam.

 

 

 

COSTECH urges realism on agro-biotechnology for development

15 March 2013 - Business Times

PARTICIPANTS to the 7th Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Dar es Salaam last week digested the value of genetically modified organisms at the expense of traditional crops.

 

 

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