Category Archives: Nigeria

OFAB Youth Ambassador and Musician Advocates for GM crops

By OFAB Nigeria August 2017 As one of her creative awareness strategy towards getting the youths to understand GM technology, OFAB co-sponsored a football match event for students of Nassarawa State University Keffi. The half time during the match was … Continue reading

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Nigerians still malnourished two years after Biosafety Law

By Odimegwu Onwumere August 18, 2017 Hundreds of Nigerians are malnourished two years after the National Biosafety Agency Bill was signed into law, because of the authorities’ lackadaisical approach to the innovation. Some four years ago, attaining the Genetically Modified … Continue reading

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Biotechnology, panacea to army worm maize Infestation

By Nkechi Isaac August 15, 2017 Maize (also known as ‘corn’ in some countries) is one of the most common and important food crops across Africa. It is widely eaten in various forms and more than 900 million Africans depend on … Continue reading

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Understanding the basics of Genetically-Modified Organisms

By Rose Gidado August 02, 2017 Genetic modification, also known as “genetic engineering,” is a technologically advanced way to select desirable traits in crops. While selective breeding has existed for thousands of years, modern biotechnology is more efficient and effective … Continue reading

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Medical and Public Health Professionals see GMOs as a potential to Solving hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity problems in Nigeria.

OFAB Nigeria August, 2017 Medical and Public Health Professionals see GMOs as a potential to solving hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity problems in Nigeria. According to the President of the Nigerian Medical Association of Nigeria, Prof Mike Ogirima: “where there … Continue reading

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OFAB reaches out to the Catholic Church in Nigeria

By OFAB Nigeria July 2017 Over 181 participants of the Faith-Based Perspectives workshop on Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety regulation of GMOs in Nigeria organized by OFAB made positive recommendations as a way forward for GM technology adoption in Nigeria. According … Continue reading

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Taraba State Government – Nigeria declares support for GM Technology

By OFAB Nigeria July, 2017 “As a state, if we want to take agriculture to the next level, we have to adopt the use of modern technologies. We are happy that OFAB is not only here to sensitize but also … Continue reading

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Kyetere: AATF Spent $16m on Beans Optimization for 8m Farmers in Nigeria, Malawi, Others

By Dele Ogbodo in Abuja, Nigeria February 17, 2017 The Executive Director, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Dr. Dennis Kyetere, on Friday, said the foundation has spent $16 million through research institutions and Universities and capacity development for farmers on … Continue reading

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Brighter days for African farmers – as pod-borer resistant cowpea edge towards commercialisation

By Alex Abutu February 16, 2017 Saharan African farmers will soon have access to improved cowpea varieties that will lead to increase in yield with the development of Maruca Resistant Cowpeas. The development was made possible courtesy of a public-private … Continue reading

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GMOs: Between fact and fiction

By Collins Nnabuife – Abuja, Nigeria July 03, 2017 Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is a science of moving a material of inheritance from another or related organism into another so that the organism will behave in that manner of that … Continue reading

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