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Agric biotechnology would end hunger in Nigeria-  Sci&Tech Minister 

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu has said that agricultural biotechnology and Genetically Modified Organism has the potential to play a very critical role in ensuring that the country produce enough food to feed its citizens. The Minister while noting that agricultural biotechnology would assist Nigeria in …

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INTERVIEW: Nigerian farmers to get 50% yield increase with PBR Cowpea- Dr Kolo

Dr Issoufou Abdourrahman Kolo, the Regional Coordinator of the Africa Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF), in the interview speaks on the progress level of Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea commercialisation in Nigeria. He also talked on the ecomomic importance of the new Cowpea variety. What is happening now on PBR Cowpea? …

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OFAB Nigeria launch biotech, biosafety club in school, to strengthen awareness campaign 

The Open Forum on Agriculture Biotechnology (OFAB) Nigeria chapter has taken its awareness on biotechnology to primary and secondary schools, where it formed biotechnology and biosafety club for students. The aim of this initiative is to educate the students on the importance of using technology to drive the agricultural sector, …

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INTERVIEW: Biotech can assist Nigerian farmers close 500,000mt deficit on Cowpea production- Dr Gidado 

What do you think are the challenges of cowpea production in Nigeria? The challenges of cowpea production in Nigeria are in many phases, in the area of productivity, the farmers have been experiencing very low productivity, their harvests are in Kilograms, and not even in metric tons. The low productivity …

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GMO: NBMA, Police reinforce collaboration

    By Edwin Nwanojuo The Director General/CEO, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, paid a courtesy visit the new Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Bala Ciroma, to strengthen the collaboration between both organisations. Dr. Rufus Ebegba, speaking during the meeting, said “We’ve come to acquaint ourselves with …

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Biotechnology: NBMA, sign MoU Agric ministry, customs

By Edwin Nwanojuo The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to regulate animal biotechnology with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Speaking at the event held at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development the Director General/CEO, NBMA, Dr Rufus Ebegba …

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