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Lord Ewen Cameron’s address to B4FA at House of Lords

April 16th, 2014

Lord Ewen Cameron hosted B4FA and 150 guests at the House of Lords on 9 April 2014 as part of the culmination of the three-year B4FA …

Lord Paul Boateng’s address to B4FA at the House of Lords

April 16th, 2014

Lord Paul Boateng addresses the audience at B4FA’s event at the House of Lords, 9 April 2014.  The audience included over 150 people who are active in African issues, including agriculture and plant …

B4FA welcomes African journalists and senior academicians to UK

April 16th, 2014

As part of the culmination of B4FA’s three-year programme, B4FA welcomed eighteen African journalists from our four focus countries – Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – to London and Cambridge for one week.  In addition, the leaders of thirteen projects funded by the John Templeton Foundation joined the journalists to …

Press release: Seeding the new African Green Revolution

April 8th, 2014

How B4FA media courses are helping to ensure African small-holder farmers are not left behind
Cambridge UK, April 9, 2014: Over the last three years, the B4FA project has worked in Africa to stimulate a balanced discussion about where recent advances in biosciences and genetic technologies, including hybrid and genetically modified crops, …

Will trade barriers prevent the adoption of GM crops in Africa?

April 3rd, 2014

The latest Viewpoints essay on trade and GM crops in Africa.  John Komen and David Wafula analyse the current situation for GM crops in global trade and the implications for African exports to Europe, for example.Interestingly, they highlight that European countries are not entirely anti-GM, nor are they ‘GM free’. …

A personal view: B4FA’s Journalism Master Class in Uganda

April 1st, 2014

By Lominda Afedraru, B4FA Media Fellow
Photo by Julia Vitullo-Martin
It was two years ago when the fun in participating in the Biosciences for Farming in Africa all started. This was shortly after I ended my two year mentoring programme in Science communication courtsey of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) where I experienced …