Hawaii papaya farmer Michael Kamiya discusses returning to the family farm and the benefits and challenges of growing GMO crops.
The VIRCA Plus project is bringing together scientists, policy-makers and farmers to develop disease-resistant varieties of genetically engineered cassava in Africa.
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.
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.
Uganda’s Parliament voted the long awaited National Biosafety Act of 2017 into law today, ending years of governmental debate over whether the nation’s farmers will be able to access GMOs and other tools of genetic engineering.
Bangladeshi farmer Md. Ali Hossain tells how agricultural technologies helped farmers in his country move from the dark ages into successful and profitable production.