Category Archives: Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB)

Expert Groups across Nigeria Slam Monsanto over Plans to Introduce GM Crops

One hundred groups representing over five million Nigerians, comprising of farmers, faith-based organisations, civil society groups, students and local community groups, are vehemently opposing Monsanto’s attempts to introduce genetically modified (GM) cotton and maize into Nigeria’s food and farming systems. … Continue reading

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Nigeria needs seed revolution – Ogbeh

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says Nigeria needs a seed industry revolution to close the supply-demand gap of about 231,000 metric tonnes. Chief Ogbeh spoke yesterday in Abuja at the workshop on developing a rapid action … Continue reading

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Modern Biotechnology ‘ll Trigger Agric Revolution – NBMA DG

The director-general of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Mr Rufus Ebegba, has said that the safe application of modern biotechnology will trigger agricultural revolution in Nigeria.Ebegba stated this yesterday when he paid a courtesy visit on the management of … Continue reading

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GM cotton to provide 500,000 jobs – Textile manufacturers

More than 500,000 Nigerians would be employed in the textile industry when the Genetically Modified cotton is finally released into the market, Nigerian Textile Manufacturers Association has said.  The acting Director General of the group, Hamma Kwajaffa, said in a … Continue reading

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Why we are supporting Bt Cotton in Nigeria – Textile manufacturers

Members of the Nigerian Textile Manufacturers Association have thrown their weights behind the application of Monsanto agriculture before the National Biosafety Management Agency for the consideration of Environmental release and placing in market of genetically modified insect-protected (Bt) cotton in … Continue reading

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Dr Kyetere highlights the power of technology in boosting food productivity at 2013 Africa Business Round table

Dr Denis T. Kyetere, the Executive Director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has said that technology can boost Africa’s agricultural productivity and translate to poverty reduction. Speaking at the Africa Business Round Table during the Spring meetings of … Continue reading

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AATF takes first prize at AFSTA exhibition

AATF won the best exhibition stand award during the 2013 Africa Seed Traders Association congress and exhibition held in Mauritius in March 2013. The AATF stand was recognised for the variety of the materials showcased and disseminated; the attractive layout … Continue reading

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