Kenyan conservationist Calestous Juma explains how genetic engineering doesn’t have to threaten small-scale farmers.
Addressing Africa’s real agricultural issues.
Among the issues exercising the minds of those concerned with the future welfare of the African continent and its people is the issue of farm size.
A clamor to improve Africa’s agricultural value chains by greater industrialization of many of Africa’s agricultural processes was heard often at the just-completed sixth Africa Agricultural Science Week (AASW6), held in Accra 15–20 Jul 2013 and organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa.
For eastern Africa countries to transform into bio-economies, it would require collaborative capacity building efforts to create a critical mass of scientists in the field of biosciences.
Seventy kilometers away from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city, lays Mojo or Modjo as inhabitants of this town call it. The town got its name from Modjo River that passes through this industrial town.
We are delighted to share with you our esteemed reader the second issue of the Bio-Innovate Program newsletter. In this issue, we are sharing the progress in the Program implementation and the achievements made by our innovation partners in eastern Africa.
Bio-Innovate has invested heavily on partnership as its strategy to deliver bioscience and bio-resource innovations to the end user. Each of the consortium projects is carefully designed to include key partners that span the innovation value chain from the laboratory or experimental field to the farmers or industrial partners.