Category Archives: CowPea

Nigeria Prepares for Commercialisation of BT Cowpea, Cotton

By Nkechi Isaac, Abuja October 17, 2017 The National Agriculture Seed Council (NASC) has commenced sensitisation of Nigerian seed companies in preparation for the commercialisation of Genetically Modified Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cowpea and cotton by 2018. A sensitisation workshop organised … 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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How GM cowpea, rice can improve yield in sub-Saharan Africa

By Collins Nnabuife, Abuja June 20, 2017 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. It is rich in quality protein and … Continue reading

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‘Nigeria to stop importation of cowpeas soon’

By Dele Ogunyemi, Ibadan – Nigeria February 16, 2017 Nigeria will be self-sufficient and stop importation of cowpeas in the coming years following research breakthrough on the development of Maruca Resistant Cowpeas and improved varieties that will lead to increase in … Continue reading

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8 million farmers to get pod-borer resistant cowpea

By Collins Nnabuife February 16, 2017 Sub 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 through public-private partnership project that has identified elite events … Continue reading

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