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February 13th, 2017 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow, Michael Ssali writes: Genetic modification (GM) is the future of coffee and the scientists have made their findings public. “With this information in hand, producers can begin to more accurately breed coffee varieties, as opposed to traditional selective breeding where you see a trait you like and breed for it.”

Scientists will be able to identify certain genes which indicate a coffee plant’s resistance to a certain pest, drought, or determine that particular plant’s yield, cherry colour, growth pattern, and flavour profile. See more