Ugandan Farmer Requests for Access to Beneficial Farming TechnologiesMarch 7, 2018
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in veterinary medicine in 2006, Naluyima started farming. With her professional background and 12 years of experience as a farmer on a one-acre farm in Entebbe Kawuku, she expressed her agricultural concerns and her aspirations regarding GM crops.
"As a farmer, therefore, all I look for in any given technology, is whether it can solve current challenges I am facing or suiting the needs of the market I am targeting. If a GMO has a certain characteristic that can solve a challenge on my farm, I will gladly embrace it. I am deeply concerned that the current discussion in Parliament on GMOs might result into a restrictive law, which might make it hard for farmers to have access to them. This is not fair to farmers. All I would like to see as a farmer is a law that allows me access to different farming technologies. This is my kind request to Parliament of Uganda," Naluyima said.
Read more from her article in the Daily Monitor.
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