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July, 2019

  • 23 July

    Nigeria losing over N215 billion annually to importation of starch, ethanol- Processors 

    Being the largest producer of cassava in the world, Nigeria’s annual production is over 50 million tons. Stakeholders have said this figurr is too low because currently our production per hectare is still below 10 tons, which is significantly low. Uunfortunately, Nigeria does not have adequate factories and industries to …

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  • 22 July

    2 year jail term awaits merchants of fake seeds in Nigeria 

    The Federal government has said that those importing and selling seeds without approval, false labelling and use of unbranded packaging materials would face the wrath of the law. Consequently, in line with the new National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) Act 2019, the Federal Government, approved a two-year jail term for …

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  • 22 July

    NASC unveils seedcodex solution, to deploy enhanced certification tags  

    In its effort to implement the new seed act and ensure farmers have access to quality seed, the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), have unveiled the Seedcodex observatory, designed and set up by its partner, mPedigree Network Limited, to sanitise the seed industry in the country. Seedcodex solution is an …

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  • 20 July

    Why Nigeria has not tapped into $5 billion annual cassava potential- Dr Dixon 

    The Director for Development and Delivery of International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Alfred Dixon said because of inadequate Technologies to improve cassava production, Nigeria has been unable to tap into the full potential of cassava crop which is estimated at $5 billion annually. Dr Alfred Dixon disclosed this …

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  • 19 July

    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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  • 19 July

    IITA, TAAT new technology to increase Nigeria’s annual cassava production to 100 million tons

    By Edwin Nwanojuo Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the world, with annual production at over 50 million tons. This figure according to stakeholders is very low because currently our production per hectare is still below 10 tons, which is significantly low. The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation …

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  • 18 July

    FG launches rural agric dev project in 9 communities

    The Federal Government has launched its Village Alive Development Initiative (VADI) project in nine more rural communities in the country. Dr Olufemi Oladunni, Executive Director of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports …

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  • 18 July

    AfDB, FUNAAB, IITA convene Nigeria’s first Cassava investment Forum

    A new initiative by the African Development Bank (AfDB) is unleashing the potential and power of cassava across the African Continent, creating wealth and improving the livelihoods of farmers, and taking cassava to a new frontier. The initiative—known as Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT), is part of the Bank’s …

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  • 17 July

    TAAT showcases high-yielding hybrid rice varieties adapted to African conditions 

    A set of four high-yielding hybrid rice varieties with excellent grain quality have elicited strong interest from key stakeholders, especially seed companies and farmers. The rice varieties were showcased during field days held recently at AfricaRice research station in M’bé, Côte d’Ivoire. The field days to showcase the performance of …

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  • 17 July

    INTERVIEW: Why Govt need to empower cassava farmers- Adeyemi

    Harvest Feeds and Agro Processing received the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Program (MANCAP) from the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), the Chairman of the company, Goke Adeyemi speaks on the important of the certificate and on cassava starch production Nigeria. The Standard Organization of Nigeria has given you the MANCAP certificate, …

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