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Saturday, January 4, 2020
Talking Biotech 220 - Biotech Cotton Comes to Kenya
This outstanding educational series continues in my absence with the first of many guest hosts. Your continued interest and support are more important than ever.
Kenya is an emerging economy and has significant investment in advanced technologies. However, a 2013 ban on biotech crops has limited farmer access to the most needed technologies for the field. That moratorium is finally being lifted, as biotech cotton has been approved and will be available to farmers in 2020. Farmers recognize the potential for Bt cotton to reduce or eliminate dependence on the insecticides currently required for production. Today's guest is Daniel Magondu, Chairman of the Society of Biotech Farmers of Kenya. The episode is hosted by Modesta Abugu, a graduate student studying tomato improvement.