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International Day of Rural Women 2019 focuses on “climate resilience”

October 15th, 2019

The world’s sustainable future cannot be achieved without the involvement of rural women and girls. Read more …

Uganda: Schools to teach biotechnology

July 22nd, 2019 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow Michael Ssali reports:

Finally the Ministry of Education and Sports has endorsed a new curriculum for the agriculture course unit that requires students in middle secondary school to be trained in modern biosciences including modern biotechnology applications.

The news which was also published by the online Crop Biotech Update (July …

Scientist inspires girls in Africa to embrace agriculture careers

February 21st, 2017 / Thompson Reuters, UK

Little did 47-year-old Thokozile Ndhlela know that growing up in rural Zimbabwe would inspire her to become a well-respected agricultural scientist, helping transform agriculture by developing science-based solutions to some of the complex issues facing African farmers.
Currently a postdoctoral staff member with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)in …