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African researchers use gene editing and other tools to breed heartier livestock

African researchers use gene editing and other tools to breed heartier livestock

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Livestock researchers in Africa are looking to genome editing and other new technologies to identify genes that could help them ...
Kenyan farmers clamor for GMO maize seed after visiting demonstration site

Kenyan farmers clamor for GMO maize seed after visiting demonstration site

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Impressed by the high yields realized in open field trials, Kenyan farmers are urging their government to speed up the ...
COVID vaccine misinformation threatens coronavirus response in Africa

COVID vaccine misinformation threatens coronavirus response in Africa

Immunization experts in Africa have decried the lack of a deliberate effort to counter misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. ‘‘As far ...
3 pioneering African nations embrace gene editing to boost food security, farmer incomes

3 pioneering African nations embrace gene editing to boost food security, farmer incomes

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Kenya, Nigeria and Eswatini are taking the lead on genome editing in Africa as they see its potential in boosting ...
Kenya advances GM maize to improve yields, reduce pesticide use

Kenya advances GM maize to improve yields, reduce pesticide use

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Kenya has taken a major step toward increasing its food and animal feed production, while reducing pesticide use, by planting ...
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Doctor breeds better livestock for Africa

When Dr. Baker Bakashaba graduated from Uganda’s Makerere University Medical School in 2014, a close family friend gave him the ...
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African experts urge a ‘special focus’ on agriculture in post COVID recovery

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
African experts are urging governments across the continent to give a “special focus” to agriculture in the post-COVID-19 recovery era ...
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Greenpeace legal challenge fails to stop Kenya’s food imports

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
A Greenpeace-endorsed lawsuit to prevent Kenya’s government from importing maize to ease predicted food shortages has been rendered moot due ...
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Kenya pushes GMO cotton farming to meet soaring demand for masks

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
The Kenyan government has begun distributing genetically modified (GM) and hybrid seeds in a bid to increase cotton production to ...
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Fall armyworm adds bitter note to farmer’s ‘sweet and sour journey’

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
For 83-year-old Florence Wambui Theiru, a life of farming in Central Kenya has been a sweet and sour journey. Over ...
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Kenya picks 1,000 farmers to grow GMO cotton

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
The Kenyan government has identified 1,000 farmers who will receive the country’s first genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds. The farmers ...
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Fighting blight with GMO potatoes

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Dr. Eric Magembe is committed to using the tools of genetic engineering to fight the devasating potato late blight disease ...
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Kenya demonstration plots show GMO maize resists insects, increases yields

Cornell Alliance | 
Demonstration plots in Kenya show that genetically modified (GM) maize varieties are more effective in controlling insect attacks than their ...
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Kenya needs to overcome inhibitions about GMOs, official says

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Efforts to “put technologies in the hands of farmers that protect against drought and insects cannot be taken lightly.” ...
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Kenya field trial shows Bt cotton boosts yields four-fold

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
“The results from the biotech cotton have demonstrated the potential that it has in transforming the textile industry in the ...
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Kenya plants demonstrations of drought-tolerant, insect-resistant GMO maize

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Kenyan scientists have planted demonstration plots in the country’s eastern and western regions to show how genetically modified (GM) maize ...
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Viewpoint: Burkina Faso’s declining cotton yields illustrate need for GMO crops

Daily Nation | 
At a forum on biotech crops and the Big Four Agenda at the University of Nairobi on April 24, critics ...
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Kenya reconsidering GMO crop ban to support food security

Kenya is reconsidering its 2012 import ban on genetically modified maize as more than 1 million of its citizens require urgent humanitarian ...
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Biotech experts open their labs to combat misinformation about GMOs

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Scientists are demonstrating the efficacy of plant biotechnology by taking Cornell Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellows through the process ...

Kenyan farmers urge government to allow GMOs

Mediamax | 
Farmers in Kilifi county want the government to allow them access genetically modified (GM) planting materials to boost agricultural production ...
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