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Press Briefing by Dr Okwuonu on Genome Editing for crop improvement and biofortification - Shared screen with speaker view
Christie Onyia
31:28
I can't hear the speaker, please!
Rose Gidado
32:31
Let me get to Daniel
Rose Gidado
33:03
Ma, maybe you can log out and in. It will adjust itself
Anthony Rume
33:33
Good Morning participants.Please share your email here so that we may share the recording after the Briefing.
Christie Onyia
33:45
Ok, thanks Madam Rose.
Duncan Mboyah
33:57
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Nkechinyere Ogwo
34:00
Christie, have dialled in?
Nkechinyere Ogwo
34:08
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Christie Onyia
34:21
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Duncan Mboyah
34:23
Share with me the presentation, not recording
nkechi Isaac
34:29
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Rose Gidado
34:44
We will share
Caleb Onwe
34:56
my email is : thismancaleb@gmail.com
Rose Gidado
34:57
After the programme
Christie Onyia
35:01
Many thanks, dear!
Rose Gidado
35:23
You guys can take picutres
Caleb Onwe
35:23
my email is thismancaleb@gmail.com
Caleb Onwe
35:44
Caleb Onwe, New Telegraph Newspaper
Rose Gidado
36:10
You can also use your cameras or phones to video record
Saad Shola
36:18
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Charles Ogunremi
36:28
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Iyke Nnaji
37:24
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Nuru Saadun Ahmed
37:38
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Collins Nnabuife
37:48
Please assist us with the presentation
Collins Nnabuife
37:55
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Omolara Afolayan
38:04
pls grant permission to record host
Collins Nnabuife
38:05
Collins Nnabuife, Nigerian Tribune
Mfoniso Antia
38:16
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Collins Nnabuife
38:55
Please if the recording is available, please also send to us
Omolara Afolayan
39:01
pls send presentation to Omolara Afolayan of Tvc News . My email address is oomonijo@yahoo.co.uk
Loretta Ikpefan (Ray News Africa)
39:23
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AGRO NIGERIA LIMITED
39:53
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Rabi Hope Momoh
40:30
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Enewa
40:37
please send presentation to meetjulian88@gmail.com (The Nation Newspaper)
Infinix NOTE 8i
42:13
chidinmanoah2019@gmail.com
Godwin Asumugha
49:42
Hi Colleagues, great to be here to listen to our own Dr Ihuoma Okwuonu on this important topic. Godwin Asumugha is my name from NRCRI Umudike. Same Institute with Dr Ihuoma.
William
51:37
Good morning everyone. My name is William Agyei-Manu. Am the Executive Director of Ghana Cassava Centre of Excellence. Am happy to be here.
Nkechinyere Ogwo
51:44
Good to have you here Dr Godwin Asumugha.
William
53:09
The Ghana Cassava Centre of Excellence will work hand in hand with NRCRI to support Cassava Producers to increase productivity.
William
53:29
my email is informagrosol@yahoo.ca
Anthony Rume
53:46
Hello Participants please click on the link below to download todays presentation from Dr Ihuoma Okwuonu
Anthony Rume
53:55
https://afrismc.org/downloads/
Joy Adiele
55:21
CBB seems to be influenced by seasonal/weather conditions. What is your view about this?
Ally mlagha
55:24
Hi my name Ally Mlagha a Researcher working at TARI Hombolo ,Tanzania I would like to get this recorded session or documents with all coverage thank youallymlagha@gmail.com
Iyke Nnaji
56:44
Insightful presentation ma!
Nkechinyere Ogwo
57:13
very insightful presentation, Dr Ihuoma👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
William
57:35
My suggestion is that these interactions should be regular
Joy Adiele
58:38
Welldone Dr. Okwuonu. This is an enlightening presentation.
Rabi Hope Momoh
58:59
Does this technology have effect on human
Mfoniso Antia
59:32
How long does it take to evaluate the experiment?
Lominda Afedraru
01:00:30
Thank you Dr for the good presentation, my question is that how come African governments are embracing covid-19 vaccine which I believe has been developed using Biotechnology application and yet there are questions in embracing agricultural products such as cassava using the same technology
Rabi Hope Momoh
01:02:50
what steps have been taken to make government buy into this idea.
Duncan Mboyah
01:04:49
Are you working with other African countries like in East, Central and Southern Africa on this project?
Omolara Afolayan
01:08:04
Apart from fight the cassava blight disease which other positives does this discovery have for cassava
Mfoniso Antia
01:08:23
How healthy is this to the biodiversity?
Omolara Afolayan
01:08:39
Apart from fighting the cassava bacteria blight disease what other positives does this discovery have for cassava
Anthony Rume
01:08:51
Check your various emails we have sent the presentation.Thanks
ARJ-12
01:09:58
Je vous ai aimé vous tous, vous etes specialiste en la matière, votre exposé est vraiment riche, l'Anglais est la langue internationale je l'admire de tout mon Coeur, puisque les portes du monde sont ouvertes à tout le monde, il faut penser aussi aux mondes francophones qui saisissent un peu difficile cet Anglais technique des experts et penser à la traduction simultanée aux intéressés. C'était ma doléance et peut etre, il y a aussi ceux qui a le meme probleme comme moi, qui ne réagit pas à ce propos !
Duncan Mboyah
01:10:00
Thanks
Omolara Afolayan
01:10:11
why is it so easy for people to adapt to using vaccines like the covid vaccines produced using biotechnology but have issues with food crops using biotechnology
Infinix NOTE 8i
01:10:12
how safe is biodiversity
Mfoniso Antia
01:11:32
In protecting our biodiversity, why can't we employ natural means or are there no natural ways
NSOFOR GLADYS
01:12:19
nsofor.gladys@yahoo.com
Mfoniso Antia
01:12:46
To the person who asked the question about the Vaccine, no, it is not easy for people to accept the vaccines, there are a lot of people who have reservations and questions about the vaccines as much as the application of same in plants and animals
Mfoniso Antia
01:14:04
Perfect response Dr. Ihuoma, it only takes desperation to accept. The proponents are capitalizing on people's desperation to live
Mariann Bassey
01:14:22
these are gene forces and can.havd unintended consequences. Example it failed in Cayman Islands. The GE Mosquitos was cancelled by Caymen Island. The gene drive mosquitos failed woefully.
Lillian Onyegbulam
01:14:42
Thanks for the presentation! It is great to see that we are making progress in adopting cutting edge techniques in promoting food secure futures for Africa. ...Lilian Onyegbulam
Nneka
01:14:48
The CRISPR technology is natural process that takes advantage of how a bacteria insert and delete genes.
Iyke Nnaji
01:14:50
Concerning this question 'In protecting our biodiversity, why can't we employ natural means or are there no natural ways'I would think conventional breeding is the only way. This takes a long time and the precision is low. I think gene modification in a well regulated way is key.
Chiedozie Egesi
01:15:47
@Mfoniso the genome editing is a natural means of crop or animal improvement. I will advise a broad-minded approach to technologies. We have evidence to show that it is a good technology. There are a countless successes in using it increase productivity, enhance resistance, improve nutrition of foods and address climate change.
Mfoniso Antia
01:16:35
Mr. Iyke, I think that agroecology should rather be encouraged rather than these approaches we are daring whose implications we are not sure or prepared for
Mariann Bassey
01:16:44
When it comes to our health, no doctor will proceed to do any procedure without your consent. In the case of vaccines one is not forced to take or not to take it
Mfoniso Antia
01:17:14
There are also evidences to show it failed woefully.
Mariann Bassey
01:17:54
But when it comes to our food why should our right to choose be taken from us
Iyke Nnaji
01:18:09
@Mfoniso the genome editing is a natural means of crop or animal improvement. I will advise a broad-minded approach to technologies. We have evidence to show that it is a good technology. There are a COUNTLESS SUCCESSES in using it increase productivity, enhance resistance, improve nutrition of foods and address climate change. That's from an authority.
Mfoniso Antia
01:18:11
We are not taking precautions in this. Neither are there liability
Chiedozie Egesi
01:18:15
Why are we so interested in the failures and downplaying the successes. Between the two, which are more in number and frequency?
Mfoniso Antia
01:19:39
Why we are concerned about the failures much more is that the implications are detrimental and calls for caution.....in the end, it translates to impacts on human health and the health of the ecosystem
Mariann Bassey
01:20:01
Madam Dr. Rose Re NABDA sitting on a Board that it is suppose to regulate it is Unethical and WRONG in all fronts.
Mfoniso Antia
01:20:48
I wish I could respond to the population and CC concern that Mrs Gidado has raised
Emmanuel Ekundayo
01:20:49
Technologies have improved all aspects of human life. Although we should express our concerns, we should not take anti-technology attitude especially as it relates to Biotechnology. Scientists are human beings and are not working to harm humans but to improve lives of humans.
Chiedozie Egesi
01:21:09
So the successes and their important consequences are not important? The better lives and incomes for farmers? The better adapted crops? The more nutritious crops? Don’t these mean anything?
Mfoniso Antia
01:21:34
Technologies should be regulated. There should be a call for liability and redress
Mfoniso Antia
01:22:10
CAUTION is the word!
Nneka
01:22:24
Experiments fail. This is not reason enough to discard promising technologies. Technologies like CRISPR introduce specific changes in a genome without introducing unwanted genes that hinder genetic improvement.
Chiedozie Egesi
01:22:43
These technologies are regulated but they must not be regulated according to your prescription. It is a collegiately agreed and internationally accepted regulation that we should go for. Not a decree style, do not use technology
Chiedozie Egesi
01:23:29
We have NBMA in Nigeria and they are regulating according to best practices in the world. We do not have to revise it according to any particular interests.
Emmanuel Ekundayo
01:23:51
Technologies are regulated in responsible countries all over the world including Nigeria. Nobody is against responsible use of technologies but fighting actively to suppress Research or develop technologies is not good
Mariann Bassey
01:25:08
Re NABDA sitting on NABMA Board , spinsiring some of the programs is clearly RIFE FOR CONFLICT OF INTERESTS. The REGULATED NABDA cannot be so INFLUENTIAL on THE REGULATORS , NABMA.
Chiedozie Egesi
01:25:10
We are enlightened enough not to allow us and our people in Nigeria be deprived of the beneficial derivable from the advanced breeding technologies. We will not deter from using it, no matter how much fear people propagate.
Mfoniso Antia
01:25:23
What best practices are you talking about please @Chiedozie? What international best practices? Is it the one that EU banned GMOs and other internationally well equipped nations? Don't speak out of ignorance please
Nneka
01:27:31
@Mfoniso please suggest polices that can improve regulation, if your "regulation and caution argument" is not in bad faith.
Emmanuel Ekundayo
01:27:58
We support responsible use of Biotechnology techniques in Nigeria. I am proud of the trace that Dr. Okwuonu is blazing.
Emmanuel Ekundayo
01:28:27
We support responsible use of Biotechnology techniques in Nigeria. I am proud of the trail that Dr. Okwuonu is blazing.
Mariann Bassey
01:31:46
We have to interrogate what is offered as "solutions' more so, when they are glaring failures of these technology.
Mariann Bassey
01:34:06
Dr Wow! we should have "soft" regulations involving a technology that can wipe out an entire population! Just wow!
Emmanuel Ekundayo
01:35:16
@Mariann What alternatives do you propose for solving pressing problems with food security and health issues to which we can apply Biotechnology methods?
Mfoniso Antia
01:35:28
Agroecology
Lillian Onyegbulam
01:36:16
Ladies and Gentlemen! There is no course for alarm. Let us not fight each other on this learning platform rather we can articulate all our questions and send it via email. We are professionals and that should show in our disposition. Thanks so much for the opportunity to learn.
Mariann Bassey
01:36:27
You are happy for Nigeria to refer and allude to the US, key players in.these field . Not the EU that is askimg for brakes to be applied and thinking about their people, environment and biodiversity.
Mariann Bassey
01:37:37
Agroecology: is the answer. Agriculture in harmony with nature not against it.
Okoye Benjamin (NRCRI)
01:37:45
Wonderful Policy Advocacy Dr Ihuoma and others!
Emmanuel Ekundayo
01:37:59
@Mfoniso Agroecology? This is just an academic exercise
Chiedozie Egesi
01:38:26
EU cannot be the only voice here. Other international community should be looked too. EU imports GM for their feed stock
Anthony Rume
01:39:00
https://afrismc.org/downloads/
Mfoniso Antia
01:39:01
Agroecology is academic? You are very funny. Lol. Read and be open minded please
nkechi Isaac
01:39:06
we have the slides already
Anthony Rume
01:39:10
https://afrismc.org/
Emmanuel Ekundayo
01:39:11
Agroecology: is the answer. Agriculture in harmony with nature not against it. Sounds interesting but what is the feasibility? It is just a fantasy
Nneka
01:39:24
Thank You Dr Ihuoma! Excellent presentation. And thanks AfriSMC for this platform and discussion.
Anthony Rume
01:39:29
https://afrismc.org/