Author Archives: Peter Werehire

Removing drudgery from cassava farming – success for farmer Stephania Kunda in Zambia

Cassava, a highly nutritious crop, can be time consuming to plant, maintain and harvest. This has caused many farmers to shun planting the crop and those who plant cassava neglect its maintenance leading to below optimum yields. Cassava Mechanisation and … Continue reading

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WEMA Bt Maize by KALRO and AATF

WEMA Bt Maize is major milestones in Kenya’s agriculture and biotechnology that will help farmers fight the stem borers insect pests and improve their yields. Bt maize is maize that has the ability to control certain moths that damage maize … Continue reading

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Biotechnology has become the hallmark of global development – Hon. Mulikat Akande Adeola

In her bid to ensure the passage of the Biosafety Bill at the Nigeria House of Representative, The Leader of the House has informed her Honourable colleagues that Biotechnology will save Nigeria from being a dumping ground of GMOs. Honourable … Continue reading

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Nigeria Signs Agreement on Agricultural Modern Technologies – VOICE OF NIGERIA

The Nigerian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), on the application of modern technologies in agriculture for the benefit of farmers in the country. The Minister of Agriculture Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, … Continue reading

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Photo: Ministerial Signing of MoU with AATF – AGRO NIGERIA

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Nigeria, AATF sign MoU on Agric Technology Sharing Cooperation – Mohammed Kandi, Peoples Daily.

In an effort to provide Nigeria’s smallholder farmers access to cutting-edge agricultural technologies, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nairobi, Kenya-based African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF). This is to … Continue reading

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West African Countries Urged to Indigenize Biotechnology Law – Mark Boye, Modern Ghana

Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture Ghana, has advocated to governments in the West African Sub-region to indigenize a legislative law on biotechnology…….

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Biosafety Law Key to Agricultural Advancement – Daily Trust

The passage of the national bio-safety bill into law is important for Nigeria to move forward with its agricultural programmes and innovations…..

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Scientists Plot to Defeat Cowpea Pests – Ghana News Agency

Accra, April 16, GNA Cowpea is considered the most important food grain legume in the dry savannas of tropical Africa where it is grown on more than 12.5 million hectares of land. Rich in quality protein, it has energy content … Continue reading

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Nigeria is ripe for Genetically Modified (GM) food – MOHAMMED KANDI; Peoples Daily.

Nigeria is ripe for Genetically Modified (GM) food – MOHAMMED KANDI; People’s Daily. For every laudable evolutionary agricultural discovery in Africa and the globe, Nigeria has either missed out of the pudding completely, or takes a queue from behind, a … Continue reading

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