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Tanzanian fellows learn about seed business

May 26th, 2014

By Leonard Magomba, B4FA Media Fellow, Tanzania
We started our trip at the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) where we met the CEO and had a chat with regard to what SAGCOT is doing in Tanzania, why it was formulated as well as challenges.
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Knowledge sharing and the role of farmers

May 14th, 2014

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Better seeds, better yields

May 14th, 2014

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Genetically modified crops: how long before Africa sees its share of the gains?

May 14th, 2014

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The  technology  of  genetic  modification  (GM)  has  now  been  utilised globally on a widespread commercial basis for 18 years and by 2012, 17.3 million farmers in 28 countries had planted 170 million hectares of crops using this technology.1  Some 90 per cent of these are resource-poor farmers in developing countries.
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Can biosciences help Africa? B4FA’s Media Fellows respond

May 12th, 2014

Several B4FA Media Fellows shared their thoughts on bioscience and its role in Africa – watch this video to hear about their initial perceptions (including this week’s essayist Michael J. Ssali) and what they have taken from their experience in …