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Kenya developing animal biotech regulatory guidelines

March 8th, 2018 / ISAAA, US

Kenya could soon begin using genetically modified (GM) animals in research as the country’s biosafety authority is set to finalize draft guidelines on regulation of contained use of transgenic animals. Speaking at a workshop on regulation of GM animals in Kenya, acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Authority …

Uganda: Improving breeds to enhance food production

February 5th, 2018 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow Lominda Afedraru writes:
Breeding agricultural products for improvement is not a recent technology because scientists in the entire globe have been doing it over a long period of time mainly for purposes of improvement for the benefit of farmers and consumers.
This started with mankind domesticating crops and animals from …

Breeding projects aim to help African poultry farmers

May 7th, 2015 / African Farming

A series of projects have been launched across Africa to provide poultry farmers in the continent with better-adapted chickens. The African Chicken Genetic Gains programme aims to support productivity growth, increase household animal protein intake, reduce poverty and empower female farmers, all by improving the genetics of the chicken varieties …