26.02.2015

GM crops for Africa?

The United States, as the largest producer of GM seeds, is looking for new markets and has its eye on Africa. In many African countries, the growing of GM crops is not regulated and so it is not surprising that large US agrochemical corporations such as Monsanto are strong supporters of steps to authorise the use of genetically manipulated organisms (GMOs) in these countries.

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19.02.2015

1000 trees for Kaliro

Trees are a vital resource for rural populations in the Kaliro District of Uganda. Wood is used for cooking, house building and it provides an essential source of income. Finally, we should not forget that the environment and biodiversity are dependent upon healthy tree populations.

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19.02.2015

Biovision Africa Trust attends Biofach

FiBL invited David Amudavi, Director of the Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) and Chair of NOARA (Network of Organic Research in Africa) to Biofach for a workshop attended by some 60 delegates as part of Science Day.

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17.02.2015

Healthy soils for a sustainable development

Soil is essential to life: it’s the base on which we walk and the source of our food. We take soil for granted; it is always there for us wherever we are. Maybe that is why we often forget about the health and quality of soils. The uncomfortable truth is that soils are currently suffering in silence.

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06.02.2015

CCGA Project progresses in Senegal

The Senegalese Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture has asked his team of experts, who work with Biovision’s Changing Course in Global Agriculture (CCGA) project, to model the country’s Agriculture Policy Plan 2014-2017, the PRACAS.

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