Latest News

Biotechnology will 'increase Uganda’s GDP'

KAMPALA - Uganda’s economy will make economic strides when Uganda embraces biotechnology, says Fred Omach, the minister of state for general duties in the ministry of finance.

He believes that the country’s GDP can add another 2% on the average annual 7% if biotechnology, including genetic engineering, is embraced.

There are several businesses already using biotechnology from the traditional ones like beer companies to the modern ones like Agro-Genetic Laboratories and BioCrops engaged in tissue culture to produce banana plantlets.

Omach, who was opening... Read more

Subscribe to OFAB :: Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa/Forum ouvert sur ​​la biotechnologie agricole en Afrique RSS
African Agricultural Technology Foundation
Program for Biosafety Systems
National Biotechnology Development Agency
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology
International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications
Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Environment and Agricultural Research Institute (INERA)
AfricaBio
National Biotechnology Authority of Zimbabwe (NBA)