Ghana is a developing nation full of promise and a reputation to uphold as “The Gateway to Africa.” In this new Alliance for Science video,
A new partnership funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will lead to the creation of an entity that can produce high quality early generation seeds for Sub-Saharan Africa, which is expected to boost crop yields and income for small holder farmers and improve food security in the region.
Going forward in 2017, the biotechnology sector is poised to explore the wealth of opportunities available in Nigeria. The emphasis will be on concluding research and field trials of the Maruca-resistant Bt cowpea and insect-resistant Bt cotton, with the goal of facilitating the commercialization of these crops in 2018.
Chile is currently the fifth largest seed producer worldwide, and the first in the production of genetically modified (GM) seeds in the southern hemisphere.
A major new report from the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today outlines the importance of improved crops and biotechnology in reducing poverty and addressing the climate change challenge faced by the world's 750 million smallholder farmers.
Plant biologist Caixia Gao was initially reluctant to take up gene editing using CRISPR–Cas9 — the technique that is sweeping through biology laboratories around the world. Her lab had already made mutations in 82 genes using an older technology,
Bangladeshi farmers discuss their success growing Bt brinjal, a new variety of genetically modified eggplant that is resistant to the fruit and shoot borer pest.
Dr. Rose Gidado, Assistant Director of the National Biotechnology Development Agency, discusses the status of cassava and cowpea in Nigeria.