Patricia Nanteza started her journalism career as a freelance writer with Uganda’s leading independent newspaper, The Daily Monitor. She has reported on a variety of topics, including agriculture, health, culture and society. She also was a senior copy editor at Uganda’s best selling newspaper, New Vision. After six years in the news business, she plunged into the world of corporate communications, starting in the health field with the African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation.
Patricia soon moved to Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Laboratories Institute (NARL) as the communication specialist. She supports efforts of NARL researchers developing improved varieties of bananas, such as disease-resistant or bio-fortified strains. Patricia is passionate about farmers accessing and choosing which advanced technology to utilize on their farms, including genetically engineered seeds.