Thursday , November 14 2019

Many Nigerian varsities laboratories, animal research facilities in deplorable state – VCN 

Many Nigerian varsities laboratories, animal research facilities in deplorable state – VCN THE Acting Registrar /CE of Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) Dr Josiah Kantyok has lamented the deplorable state of laboratory Animal Welfare and animal research facilities in majority of the universities in Nigeria. Speaking at the opening ceremony …

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Scientists developing GM tomato to address post harvest losses- NABDA DG

… Agency to produce 5 million yam seedlings next year The Acting Director General of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Professor Alex Akpa has said that research was ongoing by scientists to develop a Genetically Modified Tomato (GM Tomato) to address post harvest losses. This move became necessary following the …

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Nigerian released BT cowpea, BT cotton undergoing performance trial ahead 2020 commercialization

As Nigerian farmers await the commercial release of the two genetically modified crops, BT cotton and BT cowpea, there is an ongoing National Performance trial for the crops in over 10 locations across the country, including farmers field. This trial is part of the requirements of the National Varietal Release …

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Over 4m Nigerians expected to be in crisis through December 2019- FAO

  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) disclosed that over 4 million Nigerians are expected to be in crisis or worse through December 2019. The FAO Representative in Nigeria, Suffyan Koroma who made this known while presenting Cadre Harmonisѐ (CH) in Abuja, explained that it has been a regional …

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FEPSAN targets expansion of fertilizer, insurance package to 3.9 million farmers  

The Fertilizer Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) has engaged over 60 stakeholders in the agricultural sector at a workshop on Tuesday in Abuja to discuss the potential of adding Area Yield Index Insurance as part of their offering to farmers. The potential partnership, which would bundle insurance with up to …

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Nigerian government gives farmers 50% discount on equipment purchase 

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Baba Shehuri has reassured farmers of Federal Government’s resolve to support and also make farming equipment accessible to them in other to achieve food sufficiency and economic growth in Nigeria. The Minister gave this assurance when he visited the Livestock …

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IITA unveils digital tools for agricultural transformation

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Friday unveiled a suite digital tools that are helping in transforming farming, improving yield and livelihoods of farmers. The digital tools include the cassava, Goseed and yam seed trackers; Akilimo, IITA Herbicide Calculator, e-commerce site and IITA News App. Dr Nteranya Sanginga, …

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How we turned N1.5m investment in agric to N2bn in 2 years- NFGCS Coordinator

The National Coordinator Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS) Mr Retson Tedheke has said they were able to grow a N1.5 million investment in agriculture to N2 billion in two years following the commitment of cooperative members and support from the Federal Government. Tedheke who was a former Niger …

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Genome Editing: Nigerian biosafety agency train staff on regulation 

By Edwin Nwanojuo The National Biosafety Management in conjunction with the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) has commenced a series of trainings to properly equip Biosafety Regulators on how best to regulate the emerging technology – genome editing. Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the NBMA, Dr Rufus Ebegba, while speaking …

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