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B4FA Week in Review – 12 Nov. 2013

November 15th, 2013

In this edition of the Week in Review, B4FA Media Mentor/journalist Sharon Schmickle investigates the current GM debate in Tanzania. Schmickle’s article is complemented by the recent work of B4FA Media Fellows in Tanzania, who report on banana bacterial wilt, increases in biotech funding, a ‘brown’ revolution and whether hybrid seeds help or hurt African farmers.
Please find …

B4FA Week in Review – 5 November 2013

November 7th, 2013

In this week’s Week in Review, you’ll find an excellent video report on the World Food Prize and African countries’ views of GM crops by one of our Ghanaian fellows, Adelaide Arthur.
You’ll also find articles on how policies affect the use of plant genetic resources and discussions of GMO safety, as reported by SciDev.net.
In Uganda, B4FA …

B4FA Week in Review – 30 October 2013

November 2nd, 2013

In this week’s Week in Review, you’ll find more stories from the B4FA Media Fellows who attended the World Food Prize / Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa, including Samuel Hinneh from Ghana, and Henry Lutaaya from Uganda.  More pieces are on the way from feature writers and a broadcast …

Special World Food Prize edition: B4FA – The Week in Review

October 29th, 2013

22 October 2013

B4FA Media Fellows attend World Food Prize ceremony, Thursday 17 October 2013, Des Moines, Iowa
Left to right: Daniel Semberya, Samuel Hinneh, Polycarp Machira, Adelaide Arthur, Bernie Jones, Henry Lutaaya, Abdallah El-Kurebe, Akinwumi Kole-Dawodu, Lominda Afedraru
This week eight B4FA Media Fellows had the opportunity to attend the 3-day World Food …

B4FA Week in Review – 22 October

October 22nd, 2013

Special World Food Prize edition:
B4FA – The Week in Review
22 October 2013
B4FA Media Fellows attend World Food Prize ceremony, Thursday 17 October 2013, Des Moines, IowaLeft to right: Daniel Semberya, Samuel Hinneh, Polycarp Machira, Adelaide Arthur, Bernie Jones, Henry Lutaaya, Abdallah El-Kurebe, Akinwumi Kole-Dawodu, Lominda Afedraru
 
This week eight B4FA Media …

B4FA Week in Review – 8 October

October 9th, 2013

This week you’ll find a fresh set of articles from our B4FA Media Fellows from Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. The diversity of topics is impressive – GMO safety, renewed interest in indigenous crops, agricultural research funding, community seed banks and much more.
SciDev.net published a report on Mapping the impact of …

B4FA Week in Review – 24 September

September 25th, 2013

B4FA – The Week in Review
 
24 September 2013
 
UN World Food Day is just around the corner, and one of our fellows has written a thoughtful article on the World Food Prize and its implications for African agriculture.
SciDev.net reports on two important topics this week: closer ties between Argentina and Africa as well as theimportance …

B4FA Week in Review – 17 September 2013

September 18th, 2013

B4FA – The Week in Review
17 September 2013
Below you’ll find that AGRA has released a new report on the status of agriculture in Africa – the full report is also online. In other news, Euractiv reports that African opposition to GM crops is ‘a farce.’
Future Agricultures offers an interesting bulletin with numerous articles on …

B4FA Week in Review – 10 September 2013

September 10th, 2013

This week brings fascinating news from a team of international scientists led by the UK’s John Innes Centre – the team has discovered a way to watch genes move within a plant cell.  Meanwhile, a cocoa disease that has affected Ghana is now affecting the Ivory Coast and a microbiologist …

B4FA Week in Review – 3 September 2013

September 4th, 2013

B4FA – The Week in Review
3 September 2013
This week you’ll find an especially robust section from Ugandan B4FA Media Fellows as they report on the Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill which continues to be reviewed.
Likewise in Tanzania the safety of GMOs continues to be discussed, including in an interview with Dr. …