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B4FA Week in Review – 29 March 2018

March 29th, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week, Rose Gidado, the Assistant Director of the Agricultural Biotechnology Department at the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) in Nigeria and the Nigerian Country Coordinator for the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), announced that Nigeria is ready to use biotechnology in agriculture to improve its food and economic …

B4FA Week in Review – 22 March 2018

March 22nd, 2018 / B4FA.org

Researchers at the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have recently released a report that analyzed 40 years of data – from 1976 to 2016 – on Bt maize to quantify its benefits in the United States, where the genetically modified crop, adopted in 1996, comprises more …

B4FA Week In Review – 15 March 2018

March 15th, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week, on the heels of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) newly released guide on management of the Fall armyworm, scientist Kevin Folta interviewed GE insect research and technology company Oxitech’s CSO Simon Warner about the potential of genetically engineered insects to tackle the problem, by turning off …

B4FA Week in Review – 8 March 2018

March 8th, 2018 / B4FA.org

Today is International Women’s Day, themed “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives” – putting a focus on rural women, who are typically forgotten and left out the development conversation, even though they represent more than a quarter of the world’s population. An infographic on rural women …

B4FA Week in Review – 1 March 2018

March 1st, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault celebrated its 10th anniversary by accepting a shipment of more than 70,000 seeds from 23 institutions around the globe to its storage facility – bringing the total number of seeds to more than 1 million varieties. The seeds include such staples as rice, …