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The 3rd Biennial National Agricultural Biosciences (NABIO2018) Conference and Exhibition 25th-27th March 2018, Kampala Uganda.
Venue:Uganda Industrial Research Institute, Conference Centre and Auditorium, Nakawa Industrial Area, Kampala, Uganda

Theme: “Addressing Hunger and Poverty through Biosciences research and Value Addition Innovations for Industrialization”

Having organized the two previous Conferences NABIO2013 and NABIO2015, which hosted over 400 delegates from 16 countries, the Science Foundation for Livelihoods and Development (SCIFODE) and its partners are pleased to announce the 3rd National Agricultural Biosciences Conference (NABIO2018). The 3rd Biennial National Biosciences Conference for 2017 will take place from 8th – 10th March 2018. The previous two conferences were held at the School of Food Sciences and Biosystems Engineering at Makerere University, Uganda’s largest and premier University. However, due to an increased number of interested participants, the 3rd NaBIO2018 will take place at Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), in Kampala to also be in line with the theme of NaBIO2018.

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The article was first published on Monday, September 4th 2017 by The Daily Monitor.

By Arthur Makara.

The Full article which also reads in parts as below

.... "Oloya and his extensions in Uganda, the anti-science activist groups, are now thrown in a state of confusion because of your clear supportive position of the enactment of the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill into law. They thrive on spreading misinformation to the largely ignorant and gullible members of the public, including some MPs. They do not understand that it is scientific advancements that transform societies. It is the science outcomes from China, India, Korea, USA, Brazil, Europe and India that we consume on a daily basis, making our economies in Africa very weak due to hemorrhage of our currencies."

The arthor further writes that " We are comforted by the fact that with your foresighted leadership, the farmers’ will soon start benefiting from the efforts of your scientists through crop improvement after that enactment of the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill into law that will guide and regulate their work. Oloya the expert of everything and his anti-science allies should be ignored for a brighter future of Uganda."
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The article was first published on the Sunrise News website

By Jonan Twinamatsiko.

Since the start of 2017, an estimated 5,000 heads of cattle have died in Kiruhura and Ssembabule districts due to the spreading East Coast Fever and Babesiosis diseases.

There is a ray of hope that finally the tick challenge will be brought under control. More exciting perhaps, as The Sunrise reveals, the solution in the form of an anti-tick vaccine, is being developed Ugandan researchers at the National Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI) in Tororo.

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The article was first published by The Daily Monitor August 21st, 2017
By Lominda Afedraru

There are efforts by scientists in agricultural sector in Uganda to breed key crops using conventional and biotechnology mechanism in a bid for farmers to grow crops which are resistant to pests and diseases and tolerant to drought to achieve improved yields.

Scientists from the National Agricultural Research Organistation (NARO) have been breeding hybrid varieties of crops like maize, cassava, rice, sweet potato, banana among others which farmers  grow countrywide.

There has also been an initiative by the scientists who breed these crops using modern biotechnology approach mainly addressing issues of pests and diseases, drought tolerance and food nutrient.

They include banana resistant against bacterial wilt, nematodes and black sigatoka, cassava against Cassava Brown Streak Virus(CBSV) and Cassava Mosaic Virus (CMV), banana rich in Vitamin A and Iron, Irish potatoes against bacterial blight, maize resistance against maize stalk borer and drought tolerance and herbicide resistant cotton against ball worm.

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