• The USJA Science Bazaar 2019

    “African countries need to use science to create wealth, raise standards of living and solve many other challenges. This should be in ways that are easy to comprehend by the masses” – H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the opening of USJA’s Uganda Conference for Science Communication November 24, 2008, Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala May 30 […]

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  • GMO concerns are just fear of the unknown

    By Diana Bauza and Imrah Mokango “A lie often told becomes the truth. The intention behind the Food Evolution film is to change public opinion. If we accept GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) on bananas, it will not stop on only bananas, it will go on round nuts, apples, apricots seeds and yet these are sources […]

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  • OFAB Media Awards 2018 [CLOSED]

    The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in partnership with the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) and the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA), is pleased to announce the  OFAB Media Awards (OMAS) 2018. These awards are in their second year following successful awards last year. The OMAS are aimed at recognizing exemplary […]

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  • Health Cancer: Ugandans evade free vaccination

    Joyce Nabuule, 29, a former teacher at Konge Nursery School in Masaka district, lies in excruciating pain on one of the beds of the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) at Mulago. Nabuule, a mother of two boys, was diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer of the Cervix by doctors at the UCI and was told that her […]

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  • Climate Change Media Partnership 2018 Reporting Fellowships (Expanded)

    The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Foundation this year, is pleased to announce an expanded Fellowship program for journalists. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend two major climate change summits taking place in 2018: the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, United States, […]

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  • Biotech pioneers win 2018 Stockholm Water Prize

    By revolutionizing microbiological-based technologies in water and wastewater treatment, Professors Mark van Loosdrecht and Bruce Rittmann have demonstrated the possibilities to remove harmful contaminants from water, cut wastewater treatment costs, reduce energy consumption, and even recover chemicals and nutrients for recycling. Their pioneering research and innovations have led to a new generation of energy-efficient water […]

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  • Scientists must communicate boldly, urges Ugandan journalist as she sees GM crop for the first time

    Dr. Godfrey Asea shows the difference in pest resistance between GM and non-GM maize Members of the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA)’s upcountry networks last weekend had the opportunity to train in biotechnology reporting and to see for the first time a genetically modified (GM) crop – maize that has managed to stand up against […]

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  • 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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