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The potential for biotech crops to boost production by B4FA Fellow in the Daliy Monitor Daily Monitor

B4FA Week in Review – 17 March 2015

There is a lot of interest this week, not least a report from the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading showing that scientific evidence indicates that there has, so far, been no environmental damage from growing GM crops. That’s good news in the light of a report form the …

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B4FA Week in Review – 7 October 2014

This week, we’re featuring a research review that assesses the performance of feeding genetically engineered crops to more than 100 billion animals – and finds them safe. Then there’s the new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) that says Africa must embrace agricultural innovation …

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By Julia Vitullo-Martin

B4FA Week in Review – 13 May 2014

This week in the B4FA Week in Review, Scientific American reports on the birth of the GMO debate, while The Economist reports on a new green revolution for rice.
The B4FA Media Fellows have shared their most recent articles, including reports on biotech acceptance in Africa, pod borer resistant cowpea and …

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B4FA Media Fellows at St. Edmund's College, Cambridge, By Julia Vitullo-Martin

B4FA Week in Review – 16 April 2014

As part of the culmination of B4FA’s three-year programme, B4FA welcomed eighteen African journalists from our four focus countries – Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – to London and Cambridge last week.  In addition, the leaders of thirteen projects funded by the John Templeton Foundation joined the journalists to discuss their …

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By Julia Vitullo-Martin

B4FA welcomes African journalists and senior academicians to UK

As part of the culmination of B4FA’s three-year programme, B4FA welcomed eighteen African journalists from our four focus countries – Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – to London and Cambridge for one week.  In addition, the leaders of thirteen projects funded by the John Templeton Foundation joined the journalists to …

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Press release: Seeding the new African Green Revolution

How B4FA media courses are helping to ensure African small-holder farmers are not left behind
Cambridge UK, April 9, 2014: Over the last three years, the B4FA project has worked in Africa to stimulate a balanced discussion about where recent advances in biosciences and genetic technologies, including hybrid and genetically modified crops, …

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A personal view: B4FA’s Journalism Master Class in Uganda

By Lominda Afedraru, B4FA Media Fellow
Photo by Julia Vitullo-Martin
It was two years ago when the fun in participating in the Biosciences for Farming in Africa all started. This was shortly after I ended my two year mentoring programme in Science communication courtsey of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) where I experienced …

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