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VIDEO: Farmer Gilbert Bor on Kenya’s ban on GM imports

December 10th, 2013

In this video, farmer and professor Gilbert Arap Bor discusses Kenya’s import ban on GM crops and the creation of a new taskforce of scientists that will advise the Kenyan government on its approach to GM crops. Bor calls for scientists from around the world to give input to the …

Tanzanian Fellows explore agriculture in Mwanza

December 9th, 2013

Field day to Mwanza, 12th / 13th November 2013
On 12th and 13th of October 2013 B4FA Tanzania organized a field day for 9 Tanzanian B4FA Media Fellows.
The first day was spent with TAHEA (Tanzania Home Economics Association, a local NGO with the primary goal to promote improvement of quality of …

New matooke / banana presentation

December 9th, 2013

Scientist Claudia Canales offers an excellent overview of ‘matooke’, a type of banana, which is a staple crop in many African …

Video: How is climate change affecting soil and yields in Ghana?

November 26th, 2013

B4FA Media Fellow Adelaide Arthur (Joy News, Ghana) finds that a new report states that Ghanaian maize farmers could lose over 40% of their crop yields due to climate change. How will this be addressed? Arthur explores this in her …

Can a growing world feed itself without genetically modified crops?

November 23rd, 2013

Sir Brian Heap analyses the current state of global hunger and asks whether genetically modified crops can help to feed more people, particularly in Africa and other regions where the need is the greatest.
Download the essay “Can a growing world feed itself without genetically modified crops?”
Article reprinted with permission from …

Can a growing world feed itself without genetically modified crops?

November 20th, 2013

Sir Brian Heap analyses the current state of global hunger and asks whether genetically modified crops can help to feed more people, particularly in Africa and other regions where the need is the greatest.
Download the essay “Can a growing world feed itself without genetically modified crops?”
Article reprinted with permission from …

VIDEO: Farmer Gilbert Bor on Kenya’s ban on GM imports

November 19th, 2013

In this video, farmer and professor Gilbert Arap Bor discusses Kenya’s import ban on GM crops and the creation of a new taskforce of scientists that will advise the Kenyan government on its approach to GM crops. Bor calls for scientists from around the world to give input to the …

Golden Rice: a long-running story at the watershed of the GM debate

November 18th, 2013

On 8 August 2013 a field trial of Golden Rice, one of several growing
in the Philippines as part of the registration process, was destroyed
by a 400-strong group of demonstrators. The Philippine Department of
Agriculture (DoA) undertook to identify
and pro secute those responsible for the
physical damage and loss of data and
the abuse of officials. The DoA said “[We
have] always been at the forefront of
pro moting agricultural development
and growth in the Bicol region.

VIDEO: World Food Prize & GM crops

November 7th, 2013

B4FA Media Fellow and Joy News broadcast journalist, Adelaide Arthur (Ghana), notes that some commentators have criticised the World Food Prize and its emphasis on three of the innovators of GM crops this year. But were the critics correct?  Watch this report which analyses the important questions of safety, public …

VIDEO: World Food Prize & GM crops: A Ghanaian view

November 4th, 2013

B4FA Media Fellow, Adelaide Arthur (Ghana, Joy News), reports on the World Food Prize and the state of GM crops in …