• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Uganda targets to spread biofortified crops to 3 million households by 2021

    Geoffrey Mabirizi Nsereko is, by Ugandan standards, a large scale farmer. Rain had soaked the ground by the time we alighted at his farmhouse in Mityebiri village, Rakai district, just a few kilometres from the Uganda-Tanzania border post of Mutukula. The sun, shining gently that afternoon, made the trees in his compound appear smiling. Ripe […]

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  • NBI projects to benefit 30m people by 2025 – Minister

    Projects of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) should benefit at least 30 million people in the next eight years, Tanzania’s Minister of Water and Irrigation has stated. Gerson Lwenge, speaking during a media briefing in Dar-es-salaam yesterday, said: “We have worked together as Member States to negotiate and agree on more than 35 investment projects […]

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  • The impact of the long dry spell: Share your experience

    Uganda is in a crisis. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) announced recently that 1.5m people in Uganda need food relief. In some regions, such as Karamoja, up to 65%of the population has access to one meal or half a meal a day. Out of the country’s 116 districts, only 28 are […]

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  • Museveni a true champion of climate change adaptation

    On October 31, President Yoweri Museveni was photographed in Luweero district carrying a jerrycan of water on a bicycle. He was promoting irrigation. To many people, the act of the President pushing water on a bicycle appeared hilarious, if not ridiculous. Comments on social media and in bars went about how Museveni was demonstrating backwardness. Many, […]

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