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We’ll strengthen research institutes for better seeds — Agriculture Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, said on Monday that the ministry under his stewardship, will ensure that agricultural research institutes are strengthened. This, he said, would help promote improved seedlings that…

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AFEX decries declining cocoa yields in Nigeria

Ayodeji Balogun, the Country Manager of AFEX Commodities Exchange Ltd., has decried the declining yields of the current cocoa value chain following neglect of the commodity. Mr Balogun made this known on Monday in Lagos…

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Grasshoppers ravage farms in Gombe

Grasshoppers have ravaged many farms in Shongom and Balanga Local Government Areas of Gombe State, an official, Sunday Lah, has said. Mr Lah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Friday that the damage…

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Nigeria down to 300 elephants — Conservationists

Nigerian conservationists have estimated that only about 300 elephants are living in the wild across Nigeria. Two subspecies of the African elephant, forest and savannah, occupy lowland tropical forests and grasslands in Nigeria’s south and…

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Oyo state assembly speaker clarifies anti-grazing bill

The speaker of the House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundooyin, has reacted to suggestions that the Open Rearing and Grazing Regulation Bill, 2019 is an attempt by the legislative to undermine the economic activities of the…

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AATF regional head clarifies on GMO consumption

The Regional Head of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Dr. Issoufou Abdourhamane, has assured the general public on the safety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) foods. Dr. Abdourhamane said that there is no evidence…

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Biotechnology: Society seeks to enhance inputs in Nigeria’s agriculture, Sanginga expresses satisfaction

The Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN) held its 32nd annual international biotechnology conference recently in Ibadan, to fashion out ways to advance biotechnological inputs in Nigeria’s agriculture. The event was themed “Biotechnology to Enhance Food…

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IITA tasks BSN on African voice in global biotechnology landscape

The Director General of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga, has called on Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN) to step forward and present the African voice on the global biotechnology landscape.…

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CTA, Partners To Assist Nigerian Farmers Access Drought, Flood Tolerant Seeds

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) have revealed that it is working with partners in various countries to ensure that farmers have access to drought and flood-tolerant seeds. This move became necessary…

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“Active investment key to agricultural transformation” – DG IITA

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has stated that a double-digit investment in the agricultural sector, aided by a vibrant rural infrastructural network would bolster the transformation of agriculture in Nigeria. This was according…

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