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Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’

February 12th, 2019 / The Guardian, UK

The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review.

More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of …

Young scientists push Bt research

March 1st, 2016 / The Standard, Philippines

The Outstanding Young Scientists Inc., the official organization of outstanding young scientist awardees of the National Academy of Science and Technology, urged the Supreme Court Monday to allow the research on Bt eggplant to continue. OYSI in a statement asked the high court to reconsider its earlier decision and allow …

Nigeria: Why We Developed Drought Resistant Crops – Professor Izge

February 12th, 2016 / AllAfrica.com

Usman Adamu Izge is a Professor of Agriculture with specialty in genetic and crop breeding at Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State. In this interview, he speaks on why he carried out research on breeding a drought resistant variety of groundnut. Read …

Uganda: Farmers, scientists, policy makers discuss climate-smart agriculture

December 3rd, 2015 / Daily Monitor, by B4FA Fellow Michael Ssali

Farmers and agriculture officers from various districts participated in a three-day-conference in which they interacted with policy makers, scientists, and researchers. The conference, whose theme was “Advancing Agro-biosciences and Innovations for Climate Smart Agriculture”, was held 22-25 November at Makerere University, and addressed food insecurity, nutrition, and crop diseases.
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