A worker cuts down a banana tree that has become infected with banana bacterial wilt on Joshua Himbisa's small farm in Uganda.
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Comparison of cassava leaves, the one on the left is a healthy plant while the one on the right shows signs of cassava mosaic virus.
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A Uganda banana crop show serious damage from banana bacterial wilt, a disease that scientists hope to control through genetically engineered resistant varieties.
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A cassava plant in Uganda shows signs of being infected with the cassava mosaic virus.
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A banana plant genetically engineered to fight banana bacterial wilt is off to a healthy start.
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Fellow Nassib Mugwanya ('15) reporting on a GM banana research facility in Uganda.

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Dr. Charles Mugoya (right), chairman of Uganda's National Biotechnology Council, and Dr. Eric Magembe, a molecular biologist at the Crop Improvement Project, observe a late 2017 confined field trial for late blight disease resistant potatoes.
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Local farmers participate in planting late blight resistant potatoes at a confined field trial at Rwebitaba in Fortportal, Uganda.
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Precision Abel Arinaitwe, manager of the Uganda confined field trial for genetically engineered late blight disease resistant potatoes, ensures uniformity in spacing while planting.
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Ugandan farmer Friday Herbert displays a miserable potato harvest, despite spraying twice with fungicides to help prevent losses to late blight disease.
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Friday Herbert, a Ugandan potato farmer, participates in planting genetically engineered late blight disease resistant potatoes in a late 2017 confined field trial.
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Patricia Nanteza, a 2015 Global Leadership Fellow, joins a public Q&A discussion after a Uganda screening of the film "Food Evolution." Credit: Cornell Alliance for Science

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