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NEWS: African scientists call for adoption of technologies to boost agricultural production

NAIROBI, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) — African countries should promote the adoption of new agricultural technologies in order to boost food production, scientists said Tuesday. Canisius Kanangire, executive director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), said that farmers and food production systems in the continent are currently facing numerous challenges. “There is a need for […]

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NEWS: Politics, misinformation hindering adoption of agriculture biotechnology in Africa

Many countries in Africa, have long been “slow adopters” of gene technologies for several reasons, one being the lack of political good will and mis/disinformation on Biotechnology. According to Prof. Richard Oduor, Chairman Kenya University Biotechnology Consortium (KUBICO) and Ag registrar research and innovation Kenyatta University, the biotechnology of using the recombinant DNA technology, sometimes […]

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