Philbert Nyinondi, a 2015 Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellow and the Open Forum on African Biotechnology (OFAB) coordinator for Tanzania, files this video report from regions across Tanzania.
Watch as the farmers express their concerns and their desire and need for access to innovation:
Italian farmer Giorgio Fidenato is determined that "arrogant, ignorant people" won't force him to use pesticides to grow maize when GMOs offer a better solution.
Fear-mongering documentaries work against the shared values of decreasing the global environmental footprint of food production while cutting down on the use of harmful pesticides and carbon emissions for the future well-being of agriculture and the planet.
Uganda celebrates World Food Day by showcasing the work of its homegrown biotech scientists and emphasizing strong farmer and government support for GMO technology.
So-called "orphan crops" that are largely unknown in the West, but vital to food security across Africa, missed out on the Green Revolution and are behind the curve when it comes to biotechnology.
Ugandan President Gen. Yoweri Museveni has renewed his call for the African people, especially Christian leaders, to embrace science and crop technology if the continent is to benefit from its vast natural resources and advance socio-economically.
Genetically engineered crops that promise to benefit both farmers and consumers are poised to enter Uganda’s marketplace now that its Parliament has adopted a law to regulate agricultural biotechnology. Ugandan plant scientists are already in the later stages of conducting field trials for banana varieties that are resistant to diseases and can deliver improved content of the vital micronutrient Vitamin A.
Bangladeshi farmer Md. Ali Hossain tells how agricultural technologies helped farmers in his country move from the dark ages into successful and profitable production.