Monthly Archives: December 2014

GM cowpea nears commercialization in West Africa – AfricaSTI

 All is set for the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) facilitated Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea project review meeting expected to lay the ground rules for the commercialization of Genetically Modified Cowpea into the West African Sub-region………….

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Senator Kiraitu Murungi demands immediate lifting of GMO import ban

  The chairman of Kenya’s Senate Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Hon Kiraitu Murungi, yesterday criticized the Kenya government for treating agriculture so casually yet it was the most important economic sector. The Senator who was launching a book … Continue reading

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‘BIOTECH’LL UNLOCK NIGERIA’S AGRIC POTENTIALS’ – Vanguard Newspaper

Biotechnology has the capacity to unlock the agricultural potentials of  Nigerians and indeed, the government could embrace the reinvented  agric model in its present effort to actualize food sufficiency by 2015. This was the view of Biotechnology experts and other … Continue reading

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Farmers Tasks N/Assembly on Biotech Law in Nigeria – Daily Trust

Farmers and other stakeholders in agriculture, science and technology and health sectors have called for the adoption and promotion of bio-safety in order to improve agricultural production in Nigeria. The stakeholders made the request at a public hearing organised by … Continue reading

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FG, Draft Bill for Biotechnology Agency Approved. – Forward Nigeria

In furtherance of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda, a Draft Bill for the establishment of a Biotechnology Development Agency was approved by the Federal Executive Council. Supervising Minister of Information Nurudeen Muhammed noted the establishment of the agency will promote, … Continue reading

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