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Download this file (Karen_Bultitude_-_Science_Communication_Why_and_How.pdf)The Why and How of Science Communication Karen Bultitude, University College LonThis chapter explores the fundamental motivations behind science communication activities – why they are important, and how they are best achieved. The chapter begins with an examination of the societal factors which have led to an increased need for scie636 kB
Download this file (Zawedde-B-M-2011.pdf)Potential role of GMOs in adapting Agriculture to Climate change in Sub-Saharan Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is the most vulnerable region to climate change in the world because of its low adaptive capacity. Over 70% of the labour force depends on agriculture, which is extremely vulnerable to climate change. The purpose of this review is580 kB
Download this file (Wendiro-D-2011.pdf)Industrial Biotechnology Opportunities and Progress in UgandaIndustrial biotechnology has potential to enliven and promote growth of the manufacturing industry of Uganda through creating intricate value chains with biomass as raw material for high value products. Uganda is endowed with biomass and many communities 562 kB
Download this file (Tamale-A-et-al-2011.pdf)Prevalence of Columnaris, ecto-parasite and fungal conditions in selected fish fThe study investigated prevalence of columnare disease, fungal infections, ecto-parasites and underlying factors in ten (two intensive and eight low production) fish farms for six months. A questionnaire was used capture data on farm infrastructure, feedi468 kB
Download this file (Sengooba-T-Komen-J-2011.pdf)Capacity Development for Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety Decision MakinThis paper draws upon experiences gained in Uganda, where a hands-on, integrated program for capacity development in agricultural biotechnology and biosafety regulations was implemented, spearheaded by national research and policy-making organizations and927 kB
Download this file (Sefasi-A-Y-Mukasa-S-B-2011.pdf)Biosafety risk communication and a multidisciplinary approach: The key to adoptiThe number of people lacking adequate food in the world is increasing, especially among the poor communities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Constraints to crop production in SSA are many including pests, diseases, weeds, environmental degradation and inadeq461 kB
Download this file (Rugumamu-C-P-e-al-2011.pdf)Advances in insect pest management technologies of agricultural crops: an integrThe paper presents a critique of advances and applications of technologies in the management of insect pests of agricultural crops. The management technologies discussed include; biological control, host resistance, use of genetic modification of crops, t504 kB
Download this file (Obidimma-et-al-2011.pdf)A Social Audit Model for Agro-biotechnology Public-Private PartnershipsProjects in agro-biotechnology, led by public-private partnerships (PPPs) are advantageous due to their integrated approach to innovation and delivery of agro-biotechnologies (World Bank, 2007), but face public resistance due to issues of trust around gen493 kB
Download this file (Nzuve-F-M-et-al-2011.pdf)Sources of resistance to stem rust among selected wheat germplasmWheat (Triticum aestivum) is an important staple food crop contributing to food security and income generation among resource poor farmers. However, the crop is threatened by stem rust which pose a major constraint to wheat production in East Africa. This503 kB
Download this file (Nakalembe-I-Wong-J-2011.pdf)Bioconversion potential of common agricultural lignocellulosic wastesWith increasing interest in organic farming in the developing world, the potential use of common agricultural wastes in wild Pleurotus species cultivation in Mid-Western Uganda was investigated. Growth rate, yield performance and nutrient contents of the 530 kB
Download this file (Mwanga-R-O-M-et-al-2011.pdf)Exploiting the use of biotechnology in sweetpotato for improved nutrition and foThis paper reviews examples where biotechnology in particular biofortification and genetic transformation could be used to improve sweetpotato for nutritional quality and food security. Expression of Cylas-active Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Cry proteins i480 kB
Download this file (Kingiri-A-N-2011.pdf)Biotechnology regulation in a developing country context: the role of scientistsScientists for a long time have been associated with the role of generating the evidence-base and reliable knowledge that ultimately informs public policy with a view to ensure evidence-based and/or research-informed policy decisions. However, recent dema480 kB
Download this file (Kabuye-D-et-al-2011b.pdf)Assessment of the potential for horizontal gene flow from transgenic bananas to Recent advances in plant biotechnology, especially genetic engineering have heightened promises for mitigating biotic and abiotic constraints. The use of biotechnology to mitigate biotic constraints has raised several biosafety concerns mainly gene flow. 621 kB
Download this file (Kabuye-D-et-al-2011a.pdf)Does horizontal gene flow occur in transgenic banana/ Fusarium oxysporum (V5W2-9Fusarium oxysporum (V5W2-9 NH3) a fungal non-pathogenic Fusarium species is useful in the bio-control of nematodes in bananas. With the advent of the usage of biotechnological approaches to mitigate crop production constraints, several biosafety concerns 766 kB
Download this file (Communique-Local-Organising-Committee.pdf)Communique-&-Local-Organising-CommitteeThis international conference has brought together over 120 stakeholders that included policymakers, scientists, government regulators, media and communication experts. The theme of this conference was; “Tapping Agro-Biotech Potential for Improved Seed Pr163 kB
Download this file (AGBIOSAFESEED-2010-Full-proceedings.pdf)Proceedings of the International Conference on Agro-Biotechnology, Biosafety andThe International Conference on Agro-Biotechnology, Biosafety and Seed Systems in Developing Countries was held in Kampala during March 8-11 2010 at the Imperial Royale Hotel and attracted over 150 participants form various countries in Africa, Europe and3899 kB
Download this file (Country case studies on GM Crop Regulation.pdf)Regulation of Genetically Engineered Plants and Foods: Country-Specific ExamplesThe following case studies are provided as examples of biosafety policies and practices that have been challenged with the assessment and approval of one or more genetically engineered plants. These studies exemplify the key issues that should be consider223 kB


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