Burkina Faso Abandons GM Cotton
The nation - historically a player on the international cotton market - says the GM cotton produces a poor quality crop that fetches low prices.
Cotton farmers in Burkina Faso (file photo).
Burkina Faso: Lessons From Nation's Decision to Drop GM Cotton
The Conversation Africa, 4 February 2016
The thorny topic of genetically modified (GM) crops was recently thrust into the global spotlight again. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bill Gates said that GM… Read more »
The Conversation Africa, 13 July 2015
There's a confined field trial taking place in rural Nigeria. The crop being tested is genetically modified (GM) insect-resistant cowpea, an important, high-protein,… Read more »
IPS, 15 June 2015
Genetically modified (GM) cotton has been produced globally for almost two decades, yet to date only three African countries have grown GM cotton on a commercial basis - South… Read more »
Burkina Faso: Price Snags for Cotton Farmers
IPS, 22 December 2006
Some call it "white gold"; but, the ever-falling price of cotton means that this nickname may end up being more ironic than complimentary. In Burkina Faso cotton producers are, for… Read more »