Monday , May 20 2019

NASC partners mPedigree to launch new technology for tracking agricultural seeds

  By Edwin Nwanojuo The National Agricultural Seeds Council, which is Nigeria’s seed regulator in the agriculture sector, in partnership with mPedigree Network Nigeria, has introduced an innovative platform for electronic quality verification of seeds and planting materials in Nigeria. mPedigree was selected as NASC strategic innovation partner to deploy …

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Nigerian Agric Minister charges NCARD on policy direction towards achieving food security 

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has charged the National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development (NCARD) to articulate and provide policy direction that would improve enabling environment for investors in Agriculture sector and strengthen the development of the sector to ensure food …

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TAAT: Scaling up of heat-tolerant wheat transforms food production and policy in Sudan

Sudanese wheat farmers are in a joyous mood. They are celebrating the success of new heat-resistant wheat varieties which have transformed their country’s food landscape. Thanks to the scaling up of proven technologies by the Wheat Compact of Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT), the farmers can now boast of new cultivars …

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PAKISTAN ANNOUNCES NATIONAL COORDINATED TRIALS OF 85 BT COTTON VARIETIES

The Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) has announced that 93 new cotton varieties will undergo National Coordinated Varietal Trials (NCVT) in four provinces in Pakistan. The NCVT is the near-end stage of the performance evaluation process of any crop variety before Pakistani authorities make their decision to allow commercial cultivation. The 93 varieties …

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Nigerian farmers to obtain free advisory services on cassava via mobile phone

By Edwin Nwanojuo  Nigerian farmers can now access extension and advisory services related to weed control, best planting practices and other aspects of cassava production on their cell phone free of charge, thanks to the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI). The mobile telephony service is powered by Airtel using the …

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