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GENOME EDITING: NBMA TRAINS STAFF ON REGULATION

The National Biosafety Management in conjunction with the Programme for Biosafety Systems (PBS) has commenced trainings to properly equip Biosafety Regulators on how best to regulate the emerging technology – genome editing. Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the NBMA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, while speaking at the opening of the workshop emphasised that the training was Continue Reading
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IITA INTRODUCES AGRIC DIGITAL TOOLS TO BOOST FOOD PRODUCTION

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Friday unveiled digital tools that are helping in transforming farming, improving the yield and livelihoods of farmers. The digital tools include the cassava, Goseed and yam seed trackers; Akilimo, IITA Herbicide Calculator, e-commerce site and IITA News App. Dr Nteranya Sanginga, IITA Director General who marks Continue Reading
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HOW NEW TECHNOLOGY BOOSTS CROP PRODUCTIVITY BY 40%

Researchers in the United States of America have developed a new technology that can trap photosynthetic energy capable of increasing crop productivity by at least 40 per cent. The researchers explained that “plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis but most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with […]Continue Reading
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IAR, TAAT INTRODUCE MODERN IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY FOR WHEAT FARMERS

The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, in collaboration with the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation-Water Enabler Compact (TAAT), has introduced a modern irrigation technology for wheat farmers in Kano State. Prof. Henry Igbadun, the TAAT Coordinator and Leader of the Irrigation Research Programme, said on Continue Reading
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RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY REASONS FOR POOR ADOPTION OF AGRIC TECHS, BETTER VARIETIES

Agricultural technologies and food sufficiency go hand-in-hand as obtainable in the developed economies. Desiring to depart from food insecurity without new technological innovations, their up-scale, widespread adoption and maximisation is a wishful thinking. This realisation accounts for aggressive technological developments in Europe, America and Asia, which have helped Continue Reading
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AT DIZENGOFF’S OPEN DAY, EXPERTS ADVOCATE GREENHOUSE FOR FOOD SUFFICIENCY

As the country continues to grow faster than the food produced, Greenhouse technology has again been identified as the fastest means of narrowing the food gap. Unlike their counterparts in East African countries, where the greenhouse method has been fully embraced, Nigerian farmers are lagging behind in adoption of the modern farming system, which experts […]Continue Reading
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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO BOOST FARMING WITH 997 SOLAR-POWERED BOREHOLES

The Federal Government said it is set to install about 997 solar-powered boreholes to boost agriculture. The government further disclosed its willingness to develop water harvesting equipment, soil and water conservation infrastructure and establishment of 3,000ha of community woodlots, shelter belt and afforestation to stem fast depleting vegetations in the participating Continue Reading