The West and Central Africa Regional Manager of Seed Co, Dr. Takemore Chagomoka, had opined that seed is an important catalyst for the development of agriculture that needs all the stakeholders’ engagement for its sustainability. Agriculture is the backbone of … Continue reading A sustainable seed value chain must engage and involve all stakeholders – Seed Co.
Genetically modified (GM) maize has produced higher yields than conventional hybrid varieties in South Africa, highlighting the technology’s potential to support food security in the face of climate challenges, a new study finds. “Our study shows that the gains from … Continue reading GM crops could support food security in Africa, new study suggests
The government of Tanzania has announced the suspension of genetically-modified (GM) crop researches in order to conserve the country’s genetic resources and preserve local seed varieties. GM crops are produced when DNA is artificially transferred into plant cells, altering their … Continue reading Tanzania halts GM crop research to conserve local seed varieties
Agriculture minister, Prof Adolf Mkenda, made the announcement at the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) Mikocheni centre in Dar es Salaam, saying the decision has been made to conserve genetic resources of the country and local seed varieties. This implies … Continue reading Tanzanian government cancels Genetically Modified Organism seed trials
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are appealing to President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo not to assent the Plant Variety Protection Bill to make it law in order to save Ghanaians from impending danger. “The President must in the spirit of transparency and … Continue reading Ghana: CSOs urge Akufo-Addo not sign to GMOs Bill and save farmers
Dr. Richard Ampadu-Ameyaw, a Senior Research Scientist at the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR),hs announced that Ghana is in the process of developing two Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) varieties … Continue reading GMO: Ghana working on GMO rice and cowpea – CSIR
The West African nation of Burkina Faso was once the poster child for genetically modified (GM) crop advocates. Its 2008 adoption of GM cotton for smallholder farmers was hailed as an example of how these technologies could alleviate poverty and … Continue reading Genetically Modified Organism: the ‘success story’ of genetically modified cotton in Burkina Faso