Uganda approves open field trials for disease-resistant GMO bananas, paving way for 2021 release

Uganda approves open field trials for disease-resistant GMO bananas, paving way for 2021 release

Researchers at the National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL) in Kawanda [Uganda] have said they are ready to go for open- ...
Namibia establishing first GMO research and testing facility

Namibia establishing first GMO research and testing facility

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is in the process of establishing a Biotechnology and Genetically Modified ...
Mozambique harvests first GMO corn field trial

Mozambique harvests first GMO corn field trial

Mozambique's Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAM) is harvesting its first genetically modified maize (GM maize), which has been grown in ...
Nigeria's environment minister: We must ensure country does not become 'dumping ground for GM foods'

Nigeria’s environment minister: We must ensure country does not become ‘dumping ground for GM foods’

The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril has tasked regulatory agencies in the country to ensure that Nigeria ...

African adoption of no-till ag and drought-tolerant crops could triple yields by 2050

Escaping the poverty trap begins with having enough food on your table and enough money in your pocket. For more ...

South African chain’s committment to reduce GMOs doesn’t impress activists

Woolworths has announced that it intends to cut back genetically modified or GMO products by 50 percent but food activists ...

Kenya ‘not ready’ for GM crops

Is Kenya ready for genetically modified crops? No. Going by the findings of the task force appointed by Health Secretary ...

Anti-GMO lobby wages war on small African farmers using advanced communication technologies

The year 2013 marked the 18th consecutive year of commercial cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), now commonly referred to ...

Zimbabweans have consumed GMOs safely for a decade, contrary to minister’s claims

A few days ago, NewZimbabwe.com published an article entitled "GMOs remain banned in Zim, Made" in which the Agriculture, Mechanisation ...

Nigeria needs to adopt latest technology in farming to achieve food sufficiency by 2015

The advice was that Nigerian should learn to key into world best practices by adopting the latest technology if they ...

African farmers need to be involved in biotechnology debate

African agricultural biotechnology experts say involving farmers in the biotechnology debate will encourage them to make informed choices and give ...

Growing confidence in GM crops in Africa

There is a sense of growing confidence in genetically modified crops as 18 million farmers have planted over 175 million ...

Zimbabwean farmers urged to adopt Bt cotton

Zimbabwe must seriously consider the adoption of Bt cotton by farmers to revamp production and revive the textile and clothing ...

Debate over GM crops heats up in Tanzania

Pelum Tanzania Country Coordinator, Mr Donat Senzia told 'Daily News' that local activists opposing genetic engineering are agents of European ...

Kenya to lift ban, commercialize GMOs

Kenyan Education, Science and Technology Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has revealed plans by the government to lift a ban on Genetically ...

Call for single, centralized body to regulate GMOs across Africa

(Summary) "Africa needs a centralized body to help it overcome the lack of scientific capacity," says a study in the ...

Nigerian Agriculture Minister urges faster acceptance of biotechnology in Africa

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, has called for an accelerated pace in Africa's use of biotechnology, ...

Angola succeeds in application of biotechnology in agriculture

Angola is recording significant progress in actions related to the application of plant biotechnology in the agricultural sector, in the ...

Africa: GM bacteria ‘could eliminate’ sleeping sickness

Releasing tsetse flies that carry genetically modified bacteria resistant to the parasite that causes sleeping sickness could eliminate the disease ...

Tanzania: Government to endorse GM maize trials soon?

LOCAL seeds experts are optimistic about government move to allow field trials of genetically engineered maize which has already proved ...

Fight over labeling delays Uganda GMO bill

Northern Uganda farmers are seeking to petition Parliament over the bill promoting the use of Genetically Modified Organisms. This was ...

Uganda: Academics, activists clash over GMO bill

The following is an excerpt. After years of debate and preparation, Canadian-based Ugandan columnist Opiyo Oloya has asked Parliament to ...

Africa: Subsidies and GM crops back on food policy menu

The following is an excerpt. Food has become expensive and seems set to stay that way, so growing more of ...

Tanzania considers applying biotechnology in cotton farming

The following is an excerpt. The government recognises the potential of modern biotechnology in reviving the country's cotton industry, the ...

Namibia: Millers promise to strengthen anti-GMO measures

The following is an excerpt. Windhoek — Following revelations that maize meal available on Namibian shelves contain percentages of genetically ...

Growing need for GMO labelling in Namibia

The following is an edited excerpt. The Namibian Organic Association (NOA) is calling for the introduction of mandatory and comprehensive ...

Namibians eat unapproved GM maize products

Maize meal sold in some shops in Namibia is derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), a recent test has revealed ...

Chickpea genome map to benefit poor farmers

The following is an excerpt. A team of agricultural researchers from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, led by the ...