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Nigerian farmers commend new GM beans performance on the field 

Nigerian beans farmers have commended the performance of new beans variety, Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea (beans) over its outstanding performance on the field over the old varieties the planted in the past. The farmers who spoke during a nationwide demonstration trial of the new beans variety, said they could …

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We target our investment at developing disease resistant crops- Gates Foundation 

The Deputy Director, Agriculture for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Tom Kehoe said the Foundation’s investment is backing efforts to develop disease resistant crop varieties. Crop diseases have been a major set back for Nigerian farmers especially. Yields are low and farmers lose their investments because diseases and pests damage …

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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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FAO implements Norwegian funded project to stop spread of antimicrobial resistance

THE Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has said it would deploy its expertise in countries to mitigate the effect of antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture. The project which was funded by Norwegian government through NORAD is expected to cover Nigeria and other countries in Africa. …

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Nigerian govt commences grazing reserve project with 31,000 hectares in Niger State 

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Federal Government has commenced the resettlement of herdsmen which is targeted at bringing to an end the continued farmers/herders feud in the country, as Niger state in North Central Nigeria taking the lead with the establishment of a 31,000 hectares of grazing reserve in the state. …

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