• Dementia: Causes, risk factors and how to manage it

    It is heartbreaking to see a loved one deteriorate as their memory fades from forgetfulness to oblivion. That is what happened to my sweet grandmother, God bless her soul! She started with talking to herself; many times, shaking her head in denial. As we saw this, we came to a conclusion that it was the […]

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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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  • 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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  • Nalubaale: Could this rock be the origin of Lake Victoria’s local name?

    Africa’s largest lake sits calmly in a shallow basin, surrounded by green vegetation. In 1858 British explorer John Speke named it Victoria, after the Queen of England. The locals in Buganda, however, already had a different name for it, Nalubaale. Where did the name Nalubaale come from? The answer could be found in a small […]

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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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  • Adapting to situations: Dondolo sells drinking water to a lake community

      Siragi Wakibi Dondolo, 56, resides at Nakalanga landing site, Bukatube Sub County, Mayuge district. Dondolo has found a lucrative business in selling water to people who are, ironically, living next to Africa’s largest freshwater lake, Victoria. Dondolo buys safe drinking water from a borehole at Nakalanga landing site at Shs. 300 and sells it […]

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