Monthly Archives: August 2017

Nigeria loses billions of naira due to shortages of cassava plantation

By TVC News Nigeria August 22, 2017 One of the manufacturers in Nigeria who specialised in the use of cassava for the production of ethanol has said that the country is losing billions of Naira due to a shortfall in … Continue reading

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Graduates form cluster groups, start cassava agribusiness

By Jeremiah Oke, Ibadan August 21, 2017 Hundreds of graduates and youths in Oyo State and some other neighbouring South West states have mobilized into cluster groups for large-scale mechanized cassava agribusiness. Speaking with newsmen over the weekend, the leader … Continue reading

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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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Herbicide triples maize yield of Kenya farmers after weeding out crop-killer

By Faith Matete August 18, 2017 Every planting season presents various challenges to smallholder farmers across the country, but for those in Nyakach subcounty, Kisumu county in Kenya the recurring of a crop-killing weed is a nightmare. The striga weed, … Continue reading

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Africa must invest in systems to harness future agricultural technologies

By Dr. Ousmane Badiane In order to compete on an equal footing in tomorrow’s global economy, African agriculture must embrace emerging technologies African agriculture has shown impressive growth during the past couple of decades, but for the most part it … 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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Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism drum for use of GMO seeds

By Lilian Lucas August 02, 2017 Morogoro – Tanzania. Agricultural research bodies in the country should expedite researches which will facilitate the use of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seed as the case with other African countries. The Minister for Natural … 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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