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WEMA May 2012

 

Monsanto Announces $50 Million Commitment to African Agriculture Initiative

24 May 2012 - Independent Professional Seed Association

Monsanto news release

 

 

 

Monsanto Announces $50 Million Commitment To African Agricultural Development At Symposium On Global Agriculture And Food Security

23 May 2012 - Caribbean Business Journal

ST. LOUIS -- Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Chairman, President and CEO Hugh Grant today will announce the company's support of the New Vision for Agriculture Initiative, the Grow Africa Partnership and the G8's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition through a $50 million commitment over the n

 

 

 

Monsanto Announces Major Support for African Ag Project

21 May 2012 - USAgNet

Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant will announce the company's support of the New Vision for Agriculture Initiative, the Grow Africa Partnership and the G8's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition through a $50 million commitment over the next ten years to support sustained Africa agricultural developmen

 

 

 

Monsanto Announces $50 Million Commitment to African Agricultural Development

21 May 2012 - Food Ingredients First

During the event, G8 and African leaders, businesses, international organizations and civil society groups are convening to discuss new activities to advance food and nutrition security and agricultural development in Africa.

 

 

 

MONSANTO ANNOUNCES $50 MILLION COMMITMENT TO AFRICAN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

21 May 2012 - AgriMarketing.com

Source: Monsanto Company news release Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Chairman, President and CEO Hugh Grant today will announce the company's support of the New Vision for Agriculture Initiative, the Grow Africa Partnership and the G8's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition through a $50 mil

 

 

 

Monsanto Announces $50 Million Commitment To African Agriculture

19 May 2012 - BioPortfolio

Monsanto Announces $50 Million Commitment To African Agricultural Development At Symposium On Global Agriculture And Food SecurityST. LOUIS, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Chairman, President and CEO Hugh Grant today will announce the company's support of the New Vision

 

 

 

Monsanto Announces $50 Million Commitment To African Agricultural Development

18 May 2012 - BigNews.biz

Monsanto Announces $50 Million Commitment To African Agricultural Development At Symposium On Global Agriculture And Food Security

 

 

 

Monsanto announces $50 million commitment to African agricultural development at symposium on global agriculture and food security

18 May 2012 - SeedQuest

St. Louis, Missouri, USA May 18, 2012 Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Chairman, President and CEO Hugh Grant today will announce the company's support of the New Vision for Agriculture Initiative, the Grow Africa Partnership and the G8's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition through a $50 mil

 

 

 

Monsanto Announces $50 Million Commitment To African Agricultural Development At Symposium On Global Agriculture And Food Sec...

18 May 2012 - InvestorsHub

Monsanto (NYSE:MON) Intraday Stock Chart Today : Friday 18 May 2012 Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Chairman, President and CEO Hugh Grant today will announce the company's support of the New Vision for Agriculture Initiative, the Grow Africa Partnership and the G8's New Alliance for Food Security

 

 

 

Water-efficient maize boosts harvests for drought-hit Tanzanian farmers

17 May 2012 - EnvironmentGuru.com

Tanzania’s great central plateau, which sprawls across Dodoma, Singida and parts of Tabora regions, has suffered from drought for years, and maize has not been widely cultivated here because it cannot withstand the arid conditions.

 

 

 

Tanzania: Water-Efficient Maize Boosts Harvests for Drought-Hit Farmers

14 May 2012 - Truth About Trade & Technology

Publication – allAfrica / AlertNet By Kizito Makoye Date – May 14, 2012 Website – www.allafrica.com Balisidya Jacob has been farming for many years, but it’s the novelty and size of his new crop of maize that is making him smile.

 

 

 

 

AATF May 2012

 

Nigeria: 'African Farmers Need Suitable Technologies'

15 May 2012 - AllAfrica.com

Dr. Dennis Kyetere is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Africa Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF) who was in Nigeria for a familiarisation tour.

 

 

 

Nigerian, other farmers to benefit from $7m facility

11 May 2012 - The Punch

Farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania are to benefit from a $7m facility under the Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation’s Commercial Products Project One, the International Institute for tropical Agriculture, has said.

 

 

 

Nigeria: FG to Boost Food Production With New Technology - Minister

10 May 2012 - AllAfrica.com

The Minister of Science and Technology, Professor Ita Okon Bassey Ewa, has restated the resolve of the Federal Government to boost food production in Nigeria by deploying new technological inputs into the agricultural sector.

 

 

 

Nigeria: FG, Five Others Earmarked for Gates Farmers' Funding

08 May 2012 - AllAfrica.com

Farmers in six African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania are to benefit from the second phase of the Commercial Products (COMPRO-II) project.

 

 

 

Gates Foundation Awards $7 Million to Help Boost Yields, Improve Food Security for African Farmers

08 May 2012 - Foundation Center

Gates Foundation Awards $7 Million to Help Boost Yields, Improve Food Security for African Farmers The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture has announced a grant of nearly $7 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement the second phase of the Commercial Products project

 

 

 

Nigeria, 5 Others Earmarked for Gates Farmers’ Funding

08 May 2012 - THISDAY LIVE

Bill Gates By Crusoe Osagie Farmers in six African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania are to benefit from the second phase of the Commercial Products (COMPRO-II) project.

 

 

 

Consumer acceptance, GE ag is focus of BIO convention

04 May 2012 - Ag Professional

For every dollar invested in agricultural research, we reap up to $20 in economic benefit. The 2012 BIO International Convention looks to give a global perspective on regulatory and acceptance issues within the food and agriculture sector of the industry through the Food & Agriculture educational tr

 

 

 

Consumer acceptance, genetically engineered agriculture products and biotech crop development to be the focus at the 2012 BIO International Convention

04 May 2012 - SeedQuest

For every dollar invested in agricultural research, we reap up to $20 in economic benefit. The 2012 BIO International Convention looks to give a global perspective on regulatory and acceptance issues within the food and agriculture sector of the industry through the Food & Agriculture educational tr

 

 

 

Nigerian farmers, others to benefit from US$7m commercial products project

04 May 2012 - Vanguard

By Jimoh Babatunde with agency reports Nigerian farmers and others from six African countries like Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania will benefit from the second phase of the Commercial Products (COMPRO-II) project.

 

 

 

BIO International Convention to focus on food and agriculture.

03 May 2012 - ThomasNet News

- Scheduled for June 18-21, 2012 BIO International Convention looks to give global perspective on regulatory and acceptance issues within food and agriculture sector through Food and Agriculture educational track, Leadership Summit, and Food and Ag pavilion.

 

 

 

Farmers to Benefit from Commercial Products (COMPRO) Project

02 May 2012 - The African Executive

Farmers in six African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania will benefit from the second phase of the Commercial Products (COMPROII) project, says Dr.

 

 

 

Consumer Acceptance, Genetically Engineered Agriculture Products and Biotech Crop Development to be the Focus at the 2012 BIO International Convention

01 May 2012 - Financial Technology

WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)-- For every dollar invested in agricultural research, we reap up to $20 in economic benefit. The 2012 BIO International Convention looks to give a global perspective on regulatory and acceptance issues within the food and agriculture sector of the industry through the F

 

 

 

Ghanaian farmers, others to benefit from $7m Bill Gates-funded commercial products project

01 May 2012 - Ghana Business News

Farmers in Ghana and five other African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania will benefit from the second phase of the Commercial Products (COMPRO-II) project, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) announced in a statement April 30, 2012.

 

 

 

Farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania to benefit from US$7m project

01 May 2012 - The Non-Profit Press

Farmers in six African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania will benefit from the second phase of the Commercial Products (COMPRO-II) project, says Dr.

 

 

 

 

OFAB May 2012

 

OFAB HOLDS 5TH ANNIVERSARY

10 May 2012 - Modern Ghana

The Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) has held its fifth anniversary last Wednesday in Accra and called on member countries to work together to achieve greater yields in the agricultural sector.

 

 

 

Gates Foundation gives $3m grant to support biotechnology in Africa

10 May 2012 - Truth About Trade & Technology

Publication — Ghana Business News Date — May 3, 2012 Website — www.ghanabusinessnews.com The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday presented $3 million grant to the Open Forum for Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) to expand its operations.

 

 

 

Public awareness critical for modern agricultural biotechnology

10 May 2012 - Truth About Trade & Technology

Publication — GhanaWeb Date — May 3, 2012 Website — www.ghanaweb.com Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, on Thursday said Africa still lags behind in the exploitation of its potential, partly due to the lack of enabling environment for the development and use of ag

 

 

 

Kenya to receive grant for GM agriculture

09 May 2012 - Agropages.com

Kenya is set to receive a $3 million US grant to enhance education and knowledge of GM crops. The grant comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa and is intended to aid decision making about biotechnology in the country.

 

 

 

Kenya: Gates Foundation grant for GM agriculture

09 May 2012 - Africa Investor

Kenya is set to receive a $3 million US grant to enhance education and knowledge of GM crops. The grant comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa and is intended to aid decision making about biotechnology in the country.

 

 

 

Africa: OFAB Seeks Agric Biotechnology Devt in Africa

08 May 2012 - Zimbabwe Star

The Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) has said that it would continue to attract support that would help develop an enabling environment for agricultural biotechnology to help African farmers enhance their food security and create wealth for their families and nations.

 

 

 

Kenya to Get Sh249 Million GMO Technology Boost

08 May 2012 - The Zimbabwe Telegraph

KENYA is set to benefit from a US $ 3 million grant seeking to enhance knowledge sharing and awareness on biotechnology. The donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) will provide an enabling environment in Africa for decisi

 

 

 

OFAB Seeks Agric Biotechnology Devt in Africa

08 May 2012 - THISDAY LIVE

Agric equipment, tractors By Crusoe Osagie The Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) has said that it would continue to attract support that would help develop an enabling environment for agricultural biotechnology to help African farmers enhance their food security and create

 

 

 

Nigeria, 5 Others Earmarked for Gates Farmers’ Funding

08 May 2012 - THISDAY LIVE

Bill Gates By Crusoe Osagie Farmers in six African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania are to benefit from the second phase of the Commercial Products (COMPRO-II) project.

 

 

 

Kenya: Kenya to Get Sh249 Million GMO Technology Boost

08 May 2012 - Africanseer Portal

KENYA is set to benefit from a US $ 3 million grant seeking to enhance knowledge sharing and awareness on biotechnology. The donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) will provide an enabling environment in Africa for decisi

 

 

 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports biotechnology in Africa

04 May 2012 - Ghana News Agency

Accra, May 3, GNA–The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday presented 3 million US dollars grant to the Open Forum for Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) to expand its operations.

 

 

 

Public awareness critical for modern agric biotechnology – Minister

03 May 2012 - Ghana Business News

Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, on Thursday said African still lags behind in the exploitation of its potential, partly due to the lack of enabling environment for the development and use of agricultural biotechnology.

 

 

 

The Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa marks fifth anniversary as it seeks to expand

03 May 2012 - SeedQuest

Accra, Ghana 2 May 2012 Expansion of the Forum’s activities to contribute to an enabling environment for agricultural biotechnology that will allow for the testing and delivery of innovative tools to help farmers enhance their food security and create wealth for their families and nations The Open

 

 

 

 

NEWEST Rice May 2012

 

Improving Rice Production in Africa

30 May 2012 - The African Executive

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) based in Nairobi has signed a license agreement with Japan Tobacco (JT) of Japan for the use of JT's transformation technology to develop new rice varieties for use by smallholder farmers in SubSaharan Africa (SSA), in countries such as Burkina F

 

 

 

Technology to increase rice production

27 May 2012 - The Standard

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)has signed a license agreement with Japan Tobacco for the use of a transformation technology to develop new rice varieties for the Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

 

 

African agricultural body inks deal with Japanese firm on rice

25 May 2012 - Balita-Dot-Ph

NAIROBI, May 25 — The Nairobi-based African Agricultural Technology Foundation has signed a license deal with Japan Tobacco for the use of JT's transformation technology.

 

 

 

Une organisation agricole africaine signe un accord sur le riz avec une entreprise japonaise

25 May 2012 - Bénin - Africatime

NAIROBI -- La Fondation africaine pour la technologie agricole (Agricultural Technology Foundation, AATF) basée à Nairobi a signé un accord de licence avec la Japan Tobacco (JT) pour l'utilisation de sa technologie de transformation et développer de nouvelles variétés de riz en Afrique sub-saharienn

 

 

 

African Agricultural Body, Japanese Firm Ink Deal To Develop Rice Varieties

25 May 2012 - Bernama

-- The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has inked a deal with Japan Tobacco (JT) to develop new rice varieties for use by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

 

 

 

Une organisataion agricole africaine signe un accord sur le riz avec une entreprise japonaise

25 May 2012 - French News China

NAIROBI, 24 mai (Xinhua) -- La Fondation africaine pour la technologie agricole (Agricultural Technology Foundation, AATF) basée à Nairobi a signé un accord de licence avec la Japan Tobacco (JT) pour l'utilisation de sa technologie de transformation et développer de nouvelles variétés de riz en Afri

 

 

 

African Agricultural Technology Foundation signs license agreement with Japan Tobacco for use of transformation technology in rice project

24 May 2012 - SeedQuest

Nairobi, Kenya 24 May 2012 The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) based in Nairobi has signed a license agreement with Japan Tobacco (JT) of Japan for the use of JT’s transformation technology to develop new rice varieties for use by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), i

 

 

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