• 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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  • 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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  • Water scarcity, lack of political-will hamper irrigation

    Last week, President Yoweri Museveni concluded a week-long tour of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) projects in Luwero district. The president captured the attention of the nation with his personal involvement in demonstrating to local people how they can counter the effects of drought. Using a bicycle and helpers to ferry jerrycans of water from wells […]

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