Monday , July 22 2019

Setting the stage for cassava disease monitoring: a baseline for Vietnam and Cambodia

  PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Researchers tracked Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus in Cambodia after its discovery in 2015. The potentially devastating virus threatens 3.5 million hectares, highlighting the need for disease-resistant varieties and rapid epidemic management. Southeast Asia is the source of 95 percent of global cassava exports, …

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NAQS urge farmers to use Methyl Bromide to control crop pest for export

The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has called in farmers and exporters of agro products to disregard the early warning of the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of Methyl Bromide to control pest.   NAQS, however said the use of Methyl Bromide to control crop …

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How importation is threatening local production of rice, Cassava

Nigeria is a country blessed with 84 million hectares arable land, which is capable of feeding the entire country and also serve as a means of gaining forex through the exportation of agricultural products. Basically all the agricultural products consumed daily in the country for both domestic and industrial purposes, …

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Nigeria can tap into $727bn global biotechnology proceed if NABDA is prioritised- CSO

Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria have said that global biotechnology proceed would hit $727.1 billion by 2025, and Nigeria could benefit from it if the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) is prioritised. The CSOs also urge the Federal Government to explore the potentials inherent in NABDA to ensuring food sufficiency …

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