Uganda biotech law opens door to disease-resistant GMO crops
Genetically engineered crops that promise to benefit both farmers and consumers are poised to enter Uganda’s marketplace now that its Parliament has adopted a law to regulate agricultural biotechnology.
Course offers global farming skills to succeed
Hailing from Zimbabwe to Uruguay — and more than a dozen points in between — some 40 agricultural advocates gathered Sept. 18-23 in the first Alliance for Science training session developed solely for farmers.
Golden Rice moving forward in Philippines
IRRI and PhilRice apply for Golden Rice (GR2E) biosafety permit, marking an important milestone in moving the vitamin A-fortified rice toward commercialization.
Philippine march emphasized science-based solutions to nation’s problems
The Philippine March for Science unites people's clamor for government to enact science-based solutions to attain food sufficiency.
Ghana “Marches” for Science
Ghana celebrates Earth Day and March for Science with teach-ins on environmental protection and the value of science.
Visiting Tanzania’s first-ever GMO crop trial
Tanzania’s first-ever GMO field trial could hold hope for drought-stricken small-holder farmers in Tanzania. But first it must go through a strict testing and regulatory process. Mark Lynas and Hannah Smith Walker visited the confined field trial to capture this behind-the-scenes account of public interest science as it unfolds in sub-Saharan Africa.
Global Leadership Fellows share passion to improve the planet
With words of encouragement and a strong sense of comaraderie, the Cornell Alliance for Science graduated its 2016 cohort of Global Leadership Fellows on the evening of Nov. 15.
Hawaii GMO outreach touches thousands
What do the daughter of a Hawaii papaya farmer and a Catholic priest from the Philippines have in common?
Ensuring equitable access to agricultural innovation
At the Alliance for Science, we’re highlighting success stories from around the world, ranging from champion farming families who, with access to new agricultural innovations, have been able to improve the lives of their families and those of their neighbors. They can now afford to invest in transformative experiences like expanding their farming operations and sending their kids to school.