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(Daily Monitor) Counting Potential Benefits of Biotechnology to Uganda
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In crop agriculture, genetic modification (GM) technology has been used to improve appearance, taste, nutritional quality as well as drought, pest and disease tolerance.
(Daily Monitor) Counting Potential Benefits of Biotechnology to Uganda, In crop agriculture, genetic modification (GM) technology has been used to improve appearance, taste, nutritional quality as well as drought, pest and disease tolerance. The most adopted trait is that of herbicide tolerance, which enables weed control through chemical application as opposed to hand weeding. In Uganda, research on GM technology is going on in these key crops: Banana (for bacterial wilt, nematodes
(AidsNews) Uganda: Cassava conference to tackle climate change head-on
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16 May, 2012  by Neil Palmer An important announcement from our colleagues at the Danforth Plant Science Center:  Global alliance to gather to consider strategies for overcoming challenges of global climatic change at international cassava conferenc ...
(AidsNews) Uganda: Cassava conference to tackle climate change head-on, 16 May, 2012 by Neil Palmer An important announcement from our colleagues at the Danforth Plant Science Center: Global alliance to gather to consider strategies for overcoming challenges of global climatic change, Resort Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda. GCP21 consists of 45 member institutions working, Products International; Government of Uganda; National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO). About
(St. Louis Public Radio) In Uganda, Cassava is a Staple in Times of Insecurity | Part 2
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For Ugandans, the starchy tuber is more than a staple food crop. It helped people survive many years of war.
(St. Louis Public Radio) In Uganda, Cassava is a Staple in Times of Insecurity | Part 2, At the Gulu Main Market in northern Uganda, there’s an entire aisle devoted to cassava vendors. For Ugandans, the starchy tuber is more than a staple food crop. It helped people survive many years of war. A project led by the Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur to develop genetically modified cassava is undergoing field trials in East Africa. “During the time of displacement, we had a food
(St. Louis Public Radio) East African Farmers Consider Genetic Modification of Food Security Crops to Avoid Shortages
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Jude Aleu, a cassava safety manager for Uganda’s National Crops Resources Research Institute, is working with scientists from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to test cassava plants that are genetically modified to resist disease in a project called VIRCA — Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa. 
(St. Louis Public Radio) East African Farmers Consider Genetic Modification of Food Security Crops to Avoid Shortages, Namulonge, Uganda - Before rows of tall, green bushes, Jude Aleu picks a cassava tuber off the ground and cracks it in half. That shouldn’t be so easy. Healthy cassava tubers — a staple food crop in the region — can grow as thick as your upper arm. But the root in Aleu’s hands, . “It’s corky,” said Aleu, a cassava safety manager for Uganda’s National Crops Resources Research
Golden Cassava Award Presented at International Scientific Conference
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Kampala, Uganda, June 20, 2012—The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) convened its second scientific conference on June 18 at the Speke Resort Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda with an impressive opening ceremony featuring t ...
Golden Cassava Award Presented at International Scientific Conference, Kampala, Uganda, June 20, conference on June 18 at the Speke Resort Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda with an impressive, of traditional songs and dances from the various regions of Uganda. The award ceremony was led by GCP21, of Uganda. Thresh accepted the award graciously dedicating it to “those who came before me and lead the effort to build awareness of the importance of boosting cassava production in Uganda as well
Researchers Demonstrate Control of Devastating Cassava Virus in Africa
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International partnership makes progress to develop product for African farmers  ST. LOUIS, MO, August 7, 2012— An international research collaboration recently demonstrated progress in protecting cassava against cassava brown streak disease (CBSD), ...
streak disease (CBSD), a serious virus disease, in a confined field trial in Uganda using an RNA, by the National Biosafety Committee of Uganda. The plants were harvested in November 2011 and results were, countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi, 63 percent of households, in Uganda, where an epidemic of the disease is rapidly spreading, many farmers have been forced, Institute in Uganda (NaCRRI) and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), are working to solve
St. Louis Health and Environment Reporter Travels to Africa to Gain Insight into Challenges Facing African Farmers and the Potential Impact of Agriculture Research
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Scientists are developing an improved cassava that will allow communities to produce more food and income from cassava farming.
the St. Louis metro area. Bouscaren recently visited Uganda as part of a fellowship, enough food and they’ll not have any income.” Read More. A peek at daily life in northern Uganda, -powered cell phone charging station. Some entrepreneurs are refugees. Read More. In Uganda
The Plant Pulse June 29, 2012
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New Technology Pollinates Plant Science Science Magazine With their ability to utilize sunlight, carbon dioxide, water, and a dash of trace nutrients to produce food and purify air, plants are striking from an engineering standpoint, Allen says. “P ...
Center. The possibilities are endless.” Uganda May Allow Genetically Modified Crops to Boost Production Bloomberg Uganda is testing biotech cassava to fight cassava brown streak virus, which, and bananas to wilting, the Uganda consortium said. Adoption of advanced techniques could propel
New Cassava Potential – VIRCA
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Scientists are developing an improved cassava that will allow communities to produce more food and income from cassava farming. Leading agricultural research organizations are working together to evaluate VIRCA cassava, which protects against devastating plant viral diseases as a potential new way to improve livelihoods.
 
in western Kenya and that of those in central and eastern Uganda. The VIRCA Project Scientists in Uganda and Kenya are developing versions of existing cassava varieties that are popular, Resources Research Institute in Namulonge, Uganda, the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research
Danforth Center Hosts Special Screening of FOOD EVOLUTION
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A fresh, provocative perspective on the critical issue of food. 
Danforth Center Hosts Special Screening of FOOD EVOLUTION, On Wednesday, June 28, nearly 400 people filled the A&T Auditorium and Langenberg Theater for a special screening of FOOD EVOLUTION, a compelling new feature documentary that looks at the issues around food production, technology and GMOs. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, the film brings a fresh perspective to one of the most critical issues facing society today