Volume 16 No. 1 (2016)

Guest Editorial: Joe Regenstein
Genetic Modification of Crops and Africa

Commentary: Richard Douglass
The Aging of Africa: Challenges to African Development

Commentary: Deola Naibakelao and JA Kwarteng
Public-Private Partnership for Responsive Extension Education: The Case of SAFE and UCC in Ghana

Peer Reviewed Articles: [DOI = Digital Object Identifiers - http://www.doi.org/]

Commentary: Mary Njeri Karanu
Kenya GMO Update: What Does Environmental Release Mean?
This is an update to my first write-up on GMO

Commentary: Robert Blair
GMO Commentary

Commentary/Profile: Faustine Wabwire
Faustine Wabwire, Bread for the World Institute’s Senior Foreign Assistance Policy Analyst, Washington, DC.

Commentary: Edward Mabaya and Ndunge Kiiti
A Closer Look at the “New Era” Inclusive Agricultural and Rural Development
This is a response to David Bathrick's Paper

Commentary: Victor Temple and Peter Yearwood
Agricultural Development in sub-saharan Africa: The search for solutions continues
This is a response to David Bathrick's Paper

Commentary/Profile: Victoria Ndanyi
Follow up on David Bathrick’s Commentary - “New Era” Inclusive Agricultural and Rural Development for Africa
This is a response to David Bathrick's Paper

Lars Olav Eik
Aimé Ngidjol Mbeh
Anna Herforth
Emily Kaveza
Audrine Mikhala
Takemore Chagomoka

Events: Upcoming
1. 18th Congress of IUFoST, 21-26 August 2016 in Dublin, Ireland (http://www.iufost2016.com/)

2. Inaugural Conference of Food Science and Technology Platform of Kenya (FOSTEP-K), March 29 to April 1 2016 at KEFRI Muguga, Kenya (http://www.fstpkenya.com/conference-2016)

3. April 26 2016, Chicago Council Next Generation Conference in Washington DC, USA (http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/event/global-food-security-symposium-2016)

Events: Past
1. Past:1st East African Conference on Food Science and Technology in Kigali, Rwanda by the Rwanda Institute of Food Science and Technology from March 9 to 10, 2016. I attended it as the incoming President of Academy of Food Science and Technology of IUFoST. It was well attended especially by very enthusiastic and highly brilliant young food science students. I felt encouraged. The German Institute of Food Science and Technology was there in full support including lectures in specialized subject matter.

2. Past: February 29 to March 6, 2016 in Livingstone, Zambia, the Pan African Grain Legume and Cowpea Network Conference. More than 500 participants were in attendance, scientists working on grain legumes. This was an amazingly successful conference supported by IITA as the main host, CIAT, AGRA, African Universities, American Universities, and many others sending senior and emerging scientists and many students pursuing higher degrees. I gave the very last key note address. Take away message: Let us pay more attention and put more resources on the value chain, agro-processing and nutrition.