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Uganda: Growing bio-fortified crops for better nutrition

December 9th, 2015 / Daily Monitor, by B4FA Fellow Michael Ssali

Farmers in Rakai District marked a belated World Food Day on December 1 with particular emphasis on growing bio-fortified food crops to combat malnutrition.
A farmers’ exhibition displayed the biofortified sweet potatoes and beans they produce, products such as cakes and chapatis made from the sweet potato flour – as well …

Uganda’s President Museveni endorses GMOs, tipping scales in reluctant parliament

October 30th, 2015 / Genetic Literacy Project

Addressing members of the Ugandan Parliament and several farmers who continue to suffer the burden of banana bacterial wilt, Uganda’s president challenged those who had doubts about biotechnology. “Biotechnology is to impart certain qualities. Legislators who are against it should modernize their thinking,” said President Museveni during the celebration of …

World Food Day 2015: Female farmers hold the key to food security and ending poverty

October 16th, 2015 / International Business Times

Women are the cornerstone of the rural economy, especially in the developing world. They bear the greatest responsibility for food production, producing more than half of all food in the world and growing 80-90% of the food in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet despite this, women are all too often left out …