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The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), with support from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, is developing a common agricultural policy for its 20 member countries. The aim of the policy is to strengthen food security in COMESA's trading region, which...
A project funded by the World Bank through the Global Environment Facility will explore the use of African grasses as natural pesticides. The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) will carried out the research in Kenya, Mali and Ethiopia. In particular, ICIPE hopes to catalogue...
The non-governmental organization, ActionAid, is leading citizens' juries in Brazil in order to educate small-scale farmers about the risks and benefits of genetically modified (GM) crops. The article describes a citizens' jury in Fortaleza where eleven farmers and urban consumers, whom were unaware...
In this press release, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotechnology Applications (ISAAA) announces progress made since the September 2000 decision to decentralize the organization's programs. Over the past year more responsibility and authority has been devolved to Dr. Florence...
In a letter to the Editor of the "London Independent", Benedikt Haerlin, the Greenpeace International Genetic Engineering Campaign Coordinator, clarifies his earlier comments ("Greenpeace Promises Not to Halt Trials of GM Rice", the London Independent, 10 February 2001) on Greenpeace's stance on Golden...
This article raises concerns about the world's ability to produce three times as much food by 2050 without an increase in global irrigation. The piece notes that the World Bank is decreasing funding for irrigation projects and global water tables are diminishing. The author explains that genetically...
The East African Farmers Organization has called for the formation of a Pan-African farmers group to function under the auspices of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD). The recommendation was made at a recent conference of the East African Farmers Organization, which drew participants...
According to a report by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, much of the push to commercialize the first generation of genetically modified (GM) crops has come from large companies in the United States and western Europe, but the next big producers of GM crops...
Mary-Dell Chilton, a Distinguished Science Fellow at Syngenta Biotechnology, will receive the 2002 Benjamin Franklin Institute Award for Life Sciences. Issued by the Franklin Institute, the award honors scientists for major contributions to the quality of life. Chilton will receive the award for her...
This study released by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) asserts that genetically modified (GM) crops are a benefit to the environment because they reduce the need to plow crop fields, leading to less soil erosion, air pollution, and water pollution. The study says U.S. crop acreage...