• Clean your plate, love. Other children are starving!

    By Mira Piel: At a younger age, I often had dinner at my grandmother’s house, and often I got to hear exactly this phrase. I imagine there are many who can identify with this memory. Having experienced post-World War II famine, my grandmother’s mind set is not surprising. Nowadays, a growing part of our population […]

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  • 2018 Food Sustainability Media Awards Open – Call for Entries

    The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition in conjunction with the Thomson Reuters Foundation have announced the Call for Submissions for the 2018 Food Sustainability Media Award. Professional journalists, Freelancers, Bloggers and individuals are invited to submit both published and unpublished work covering issues related to food security, sustainability, agriculture and nutrition. The Award seeks […]

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  • AfDB’s Agric. strategy promises 513 million tons of more food

      Adesina rallies support for technologically driven agriculture in Africa DES MOINES, United States of America, October 21, 2017/APO Group/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge and innovation-based response to the recognized need of scaling up proven […]

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  • Forum promises to address challenges, fear over the Nile

    Eng. Innocent Ntabana, (right) the Executive Director of NBI, with Ms. Jacquiline Nyarakamana, a senior official from Rwanda`s Environment Ministry announcing the Forum on Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 in Kigali The 5th Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF) opened on Monday in Rwanda’s Capital Kigali with a call for all member countries to embrace the spirit […]

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  • Grandeur at Agricultural Biotechnology Journalism Awards 2017

    Science Technology and Innovation Minister Elioda Tumwesigye addresses guests It was all glamour and grandeur last night at the Agricultural Biotechnology Journalism Awards 2017 ceremony at Hotel Africana in Kampala.   On the cool night, journalists, scientists, science communicators and their friends gathered to recognise the best agricultural biotechnology reporters in the country. The event […]

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  • Enter the 2017 Population Media Awards

    The National Population Council has issued a call for the 2017 Population Media Awards Deadline for submission is October 15, 2017 Details of the call are contained in PDF Advert HERE:     Henry Lutaaya Henry Lutaaya is The Editor of The Sunrise, a Weekly Publication with a bias towards covering stories of social, economic […]

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  • Enter the OFAB Agri-Biotech Journalism Award 2017 to win cash and other prizes

    The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) has for 10 years been enhancing knowledge sharing and awareness creation on agricultural biotechnology in seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. To commemorate this feat in Uganda, the AATF, in partnership with the UNCST and the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA) is organizing the OFAB Agricultural Journalism Award 2017. […]

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  • AfDB Boss Adesina a deserved 2017 World Food Prize winner

    Dr. Akinwumi Adesina’s efforts to modernise Africa’s agriculture have been recognized Few Ugandans would recognize Akinwumi Adesina if they met him. But at the continental level, the suave bow-tied gentleman is better known as the President of the African Development Bank. Now, his star is set to shine even brighter after he was recently named […]

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  • US Donald Trump has come under fire for taking U.S out of Paris Climate deal that offered to keep emissions below 2 degrees

    Trump ‘shames America’ with move to quit Paris Climate Deal

    World Leaders have expressed outrage and condemnation for United States President Donald Trump’s decision to pull his country out of the Paris Climate Change Deal reached last November. The Chancellor of German Angela Merkel, newly elected President of France Emanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni released a joint statement in which they pledged […]

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  • Economists offer new perspectives on optimising benefits of Nile Basin

    L-R NBI Executive Director Eng. Innocent Ntabana, Uganda’s Commissioner for International and Transboundary Water Affairs in Uganda Jackson Twinomujuni, GIZ’s GIZ Head of Projects, Transboundary Water Cooperation Dr. Malte Grossmann at the Forum ENTEBBE, Uganda – Renowned economists from within and beyond the Nile Basin this week met in Entebbe, Uganda for a two-day forum, […]

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