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. Follow Modesta Abugu on Twitter: @modestannedi About the Society of Biotech Farmers in Kenya (SOBIFAK) # COLABRA Talking Biotech is brought to you by Colabra – an R&D platform that brings your lab’s world-changing research together in one shared space. Learn more at https://www.colabra.app/ # TALKING BIOTECH Twitter: https://twitter.com/talkingbiotech Website: https://www.colabra.app/podcasts/talking-biotech/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colabrahq The Talking Biotech podcast is distinct from Dr. Kevin Folta's teaching and research roles at the University of Florida. The views expressed on the show are those of Dr. Folta and his guests, and do not reflect the opinions of the university or Colabra.
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