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Burkina Faso abandons insect-resistant GMO cotton, suffers lower yields

As Burkina Faso farmers predicted, their nation has lost its standing as Africa’s largest producer of cotton since halting the ...
How African nations expect to learn from Burkina Faso's GMO Bt cotton breeding problems

How African nations expect to learn from Burkina Faso’s GMO Bt cotton breeding problems

Stakeholders in the agricultural biotechnology sector are offering assurances that the problems that prompted Burkina Faso to temporarily halt cultivation ...
Phase out of GMO cotton in Burkina Faso taking increasing toll on farmers and industry

Phase out of GMO cotton in Burkina Faso taking increasing toll on farmers and industry

When cotton traders in Burkina Faso announced in 2015 that they were phasing out the cultivation of genetically modified cotton, they attributed ...
Can Burkina Faso's problems with Monsanto's GMO cotton seeds be fixed?

Can Burkina Faso’s problems with Monsanto’s GMO cotton seeds be fixed?

In the early 2000s, the US agricultural firm Monsanto began tests to introduce genetically engineered cotton seeds with the potential ...
African scientists call for implementation of biotech crops to further food security, development

African scientists call for implementation of biotech crops to further food security, development

Scientists are calling for technological transformation in how Africans undertake agricultural production to help improve food security on the continent ...
Ghana's farmers should have right to grow GMO crops, says Cornell professor Sarah Evanega Davidson

Ghana’s farmers should have right to grow GMO crops, says Cornell professor Sarah Evanega Davidson

Ghanaians are being urged to give Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) technology a chance as a possible tool for dealing with ...
Insect-resistant GMO cowpeas could be available to Ghanaian farmers in 2018

Insect-resistant GMO cowpeas could be available to Ghanaian farmers in 2018

Ongoing field tests on genetically modified cowpea (Bt cowpea) have produced successful results and will be ready for commercialisation and ...