The Impact of Bt maize: a farmers experience

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Ms Sabina Khoza. Farmer Business womanMotherSec Gen NAFU South Africa. Why am I a farmer?Experience as a small scale farmer/producer. Benefits of Biotechnology to small scale farmers. Increase in yieldsBetter utilization of landImproved seedsIncreasing incomeImprove pest control. Better

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1. Ms Sabina Khoza NAFU, International Federation of Farmer Producers Director Fairdeal Training Center South Africa The Impact of Bt maize: a farmers experience

2. Ms Sabina Khoza Farmer Business woman Mother Sec Gen NAFU South Africa

3. Why am I a farmer? Experience as a small scale farmer/producer

4. Benefits of Biotechnology to small scale farmers Increase in yields Better utilization of land Improved seeds Increasing income Improve pest control

5. Better Utilization of land & Increase income

10. Results of Bt Maize Demonstration plot

15. Benefits of Biotechnology to small scale farmers contd Safety Reduced handling of hazardous chemicals

16. What can biotechnology offer to small scale farmers Develop faster, safer, more nutritious agricultural products Controlling pests and diseases that can wipe out entire crops.

17. Concerns Cost of the seed International trade Public awareness

18. Thank you

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