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  1. Uganda's 'Queen of Katwe' lifting Northwest University

    In a fireside room on Northwest University's Kirkland campus, Phiona Mutesi stood up and accepted a title she was a little ambivalent about: president of the school's just-formed chess club. … Click to Continue…
  2. Uganda becomes newest country to approve growing of GMO, gene-edited crops

    Uganda’s Parliament voted the long-awaited National Biosafety Act of 2017 into law … ending years of governmental debate over whether that nation’s farmers will be able to access GMOs and other tools of genetic engineering. … The National Biosafety Act 2017 will now be forwarded to President Yoweri Museveni. The President, who has on several occasions endorsed biotechnology and expressed frustration over the delay of the bill’s passage, is expected to sign the law, which will b…
  3. Uganda Biotechnology Research Boosted by New Facility

    Isaaa.org - Science 10.06 / 17:13 isaaa.org
    Uganda's biotech research received yet another boost with the launching of the largest state of the art rain out facility in the region. The facility is part of the capacity building by the NEWEST Rice program in Uganda to effectively breed for water use efficiency in the crop. Fitted with a movable roof, the facility will enable scientists to…
  4. Uganda President Calls for GM Crops Adoption in Africa

    Isaaa.org - Science 10.06 / 17:13 isaaa.org
    The President of the Republic of Uganda H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called upon African states to embrace the use of agricultural biotechnology to transform agriculture and enhance food security. This was during the official opening of a High-level Conference on the Application of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Harnessing African…
  5. Carnegie Fellowship Takes Sociology Professor to Tanzania, Uganda

    Dr. Florence Wakoko-Studstill, Associate Professor of Sociology at CSU, was awarded a multi-institutional Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship that enabled her to lead a three-month seminar series in Uganda and Tanzania over the summer. The fellowship is designed to support collaboration between US and Canada-based African born scholars and Sub-Saharan African universities for the development of…