• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Seed shortage; a hidden crisis undermining Uganda’s prosperity

    Only 15 percent of Ugandans use improved seed due to poor perceptions, lack of information, and government weaknesses The ongoing rains in most parts of the country will likely go without being optimally used because farmers are unable to access sufficient quantities of quality seeds for the important staple foods like maize, beans, bananas, cassava […]

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