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Africa & agriculture infographic

February 20th, 2014

Our new infographic on Africa and agriculture is a …

B4FA travels to AAAS Chicago with all-African panel of speakers

February 20th, 2014

On Saturday 15 February, B4FA held a panel discussion in Chicago at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  The session focused on agriculture, plant science and Africa, ranging from presentations on youth and agriculture to the regulatory challenges for GM crops in Africa.  It was one of the …

B4FA Week in Review – Special AAAS Edition, 20 February

February 20th, 2014

Members of the B4FA team have just returned from the AAAS conference in Chicago, where we had the opportunity to discuss agriculture, plant science and Africa in an excellent all-African panel.  Click here to read more about the panel members’ presentations.
We also had the opportunity to invite four B4FA Media Fellows …

B4FA Week in Review – 11 February 2014

February 19th, 2014

On Wednesday 12 February, IFPRI will launch its latest report, Food Security in a World of Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies, in a live webcast at 9am EST. See below for the media advisory and an infographic that explains the context of the report.
A new study from South Africa reveals that in …

Will Africa follow Europe’s lead? An interview with Prof. Jim Dunwell

February 10th, 2014

1)      You’ve written recently about European countries’ varied attitudes towards GM crops – why do you think this has been such a contentious issue in Europe?
I think the main reason for this has been the inability to reach a political consensus between the many and varied countries within the European Union …

B4FA Week in Review – 4 February 2014

February 5th, 2014

This week you’ll find below articles on Africa’s Green Revolution, European and transatlantic divisions over GM crops, a call for GMO wheat from an opinion piece in the New York Times.
You’ll also find a call for applications to a new fellowship called the 40 Chances Fellowship Programme.  It is currently calling for applications in several …

New plant breeding techniques: prospects for the future

February 3rd, 2014

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My master class experience – Journalist Akinwunmi Kole-Dawodu (Nigeria)

January 28th, 2014

The B4FA November 2013 Master class was really worth the time. It was a participatory class, as fellows bear their minds on what they think a good write-up should look like.
After the master class I realised that there many other things that could pull together to add more colour and …