Monthly Archives: July 2017

Tanzania: Sikonge urged to boost food production

By Fatma Abdu July 30, 2017 Sikonge — SIKONGE District Commissioner (DC), Peres Magiri, has directed agro extension officers to establish various strategies of improving agricultural activities in their areas with the aim of boosting food production in the district. … Continue reading

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Farmers get new maize seed that’s resistant to striga weed

By Agatha Ngotho July 25, 2017 Researchers have developed a maize seed that is resistant to the harmful striga weed, which has been a big problem to farmers. Agriculture CS Willy Bett on Friday said the noxious weed has destroyed … Continue reading

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TEGO maize saved me from hunger, says Jane Sabula

By Evelyn Situma July 25, 2017 Looking at the failed crops around her neighbours’ farms in Eliang’oma village in Vihiga County, 50-year old Jane Sabula is grateful for the decision she took two years ago to start planting DroughtTEGO® hybrid … 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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GM technology can address farm problems

By Fatma Abdu July 07, 2017 The use of GM crops is among methods of improving food security and nutritional status in low- income countries by increasing food productivity. According to 2016 Global Status report on Biotech crops, Tanzania planted … 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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