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Scientists are challenging politicians over the planned give-away of a natural forest east of Kampala, Uganda, for a sugar plantation.
The Ugandan state-owned newspaper The New Vision last month (20 March) reported that Uganda was in the process of leasing 7,100 hectares ― around a quarter ― of the Mabira Central Forest Reserve to the Sugar Corporation of Uganda, part of the international Mehta group.
A cross section of Ugandan farmers and national legislators are aggressively lobbying the outgoing Parliament to quickly pass the Biosafety and Biotechnology Bill 2012 before their term ends this month.
Uganda's cabinet has approved its first National Biotechnology and Biosafety Policy, after eight years of deliberation.
The policy was approved last week (2 April), and provides objectives and guidelines for the promotion and regulation of biotechnology use in the country.
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Jaudi women’s group in Kisamwene Village, Butiama district in Mara region of Tanzania received a “Mkombozi” cassava variety from the Tanzanian national agricultural research center,Read more...
Biotechnology Research Approaches in Uganda with Special Focus on Cassava Brown Streak Virus Pandemic in Uganda
Proceedings of the International Conference on Agro-Biotechnology, Biosafety and Seed Systems in Developing Countries
International Conference on Agro-biotechnology, Biosafety and Seed Systems in Developing countries.
A Social Audit Model for Agro-biotechnology Public-Private Partnerships
Advances in insect pest management technologies of agricultural crops: an integrated approach
Industrial Biotechnology Opportunities and Progress in Uganda
Prevalence of Columnaris, ecto-parasite and fungal conditions in selected fish farms
Assessment of the potential for horizontal gene flow from transgenic bananas to rhizosphere inhabiting microorganisms
Biotechnology regulation in a developing country context: the role of scientists
Exploiting the use of biotechnology in sweetpotato for improved nutrition and food security: Progress and future outlook
Bioconversion potential of common agricultural lignocellulosic wastes
Sources of resistance to stem rust among selected wheat germplasm
SCIFODE holds a Monthly Media Bio-Café that brings Journalists together to interact with scientists and other experts on several topical issues. Recently SCIFODE introduced University students as a new category of students that will participate in the Biocafe with the main objective on mentoring them in science and science communication. Most issues discussed in the Biocafe are reported in local radio stations and newspapers.
Six different topics were discussed on different aspects of Biotechnology including how its potential can be exploited in the drug industry. More journalists are picking interest in Biotechnogy and we have always registered increasing number of attendance. Every time we meet, the outcome is reported in the print media informing learning and decision making.