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 10, 2019) is proof that acceptance of modern biotechnology applications in agriculture is increasing in Uganda which is believed to have the largest number of scientists doing agricultural GM research in Eastern Africa.
Modern biotechnology is already taught at university level which further indicates widening national acceptance of modern biotechnology. Read more …