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April 3rd, 2018 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

From B4FA Fellow Lominda Afedraru:

When scientists are carrying out research to get a solution to a problem be it in health, agriculture, environment and engineering sector, it is important for the public to give them the necessary support, more so policy makers and other government authorities must be at the forefront.

Uganda’s soils have lost fertility and agricultural produce keeps reducing as years go by. This means our farmers need improved hybrid seed and improved animal breed and this is possible through application of biotechnology tools.

This was the general outcry of a section of legislators who attended the third Biennial National Agricultural Biosciences (NABIO2018) Conference with the theme harnessing Biosciences for economic transformation in Kampala recently. Read more