Africa is a drought-prone continent, making farming risky for millions of smallholder farmers who rely on rainfall to water their crops. Maize is the most widely grown staple crop in Africa – more than 300 million Africans depend on it as their main food source – and it is severely affected by frequent drought.
Regina Mwashilemo, a crop and livestock farmer in Veyula village, Dodoma, Tanzania...
Tanzania conducts its first-ever GMO field trial of a drought-tolerant maize that could help small-holder farmers successfully grow a crop, even when the rains don’t cooperate.
Biotech crops are contributing to global food security and environmental sustainability in Southeast Asia, and rejecting them could hamper efforts to feed the world's growing population, according to agricultural experts at a conference in Indonesia.
Tanzania’s first-ever GMO field trial could hold hope for drought-stricken small-holder farmers in Tanzania. But first it must go through a strict testing and regulatory process. Mark Lynas and Hannah Smith Walker visited the confined field trial to capture this behind-the-scenes account of public interest science as it unfolds in sub-Saharan Africa.
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,
Tanzania's first-ever GMO crop — a field trial of drought-tolerant maize intended to benefit small-scale farmers suffering the effects of climate change — is proceeding well...
Though scientists are often stereotyped as cold and analytical, many share a passion for using science to make the world a better place, as these quotes reveal.