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Scientists’ Breakthrough Brings Hope For Banana Resistance Breeding To Deadly Bacterial...

Deadly Bacterial Wilt Disease, A team led by scientists from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have announced a breakthrough in the search...

GMO Foods Released Into Nigeria Against Court Order, NGO Alleges

"GMO Foods" The Food Sovereignty Programme for Friends of the Earth Africa has alleged that Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) based cotton have been imported...

‘Feed Nigeria’ Spurred by CIAT Agreement With Alluvial On Groundbreaking Block...

"Groundbreaking Block Farming Initiative" The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) today announces a partnership with Alluvial Agriculture, a collective farming business grouping thousands...

New Pest Identified In West And Central Africa!

A new pest—southern armyworm, Spodoptera eridania (Stoll)—has been discovered in West and Central Africa! This introduced second armyworm species from the Americas was first found...

Why Nigeria Is Adopting GMOs – Official

GMO, Rose Gidado is the Scientific Officer and Assistant Director of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA). She is also the country coordinator of...

Confined Field Trial Of Transgenic Cassava Is Completely Safe, Says IITA...

The Confined Field Trial (CFT) currently being carried out on transgenic cassava at an IITA site has been described as “completely safe with absolutely...

IITA And Partners Conduct First Proteomic Investigation In Plantain And Banana

Scientists from IITA and partner institutions have carried out the first known proteomic investigation into plantain. The results of the study are featured in...

Commercialise Products To Generate Income, Lokpobiri Urges Research Institutes

Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, has advised research institutes to commercialise their research and agricultural products to boost Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

Eco-farming Can Solve Hunger, Climate Crises, Experts Say

Eco-farming: Asian farmers are growing rice and rearing fish in the same fields to increase their income and reduce weeds, while Ghanaians are using crop residues as compost to boost yields.

Nigeria’s Future Looks Brighter With IITA Innovations, Says Nigeria’s Agriculture Think...

Nigeria’s Future Looks Brighter With IITA Innovations, Research and innovations being developed at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) hold promise, and could...

Despite Opposition, Institute To commence Trial On Genetically Modified Cassava in...

Despite opposition by some civic groups, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA, said it is to carry out confined field trials, CFT, on...

Expert Blames Researchers For Dearth Of Wheat In Southeast

The Pioneer Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, (MOUAU), Abia State, Prof. Placid Njoku has challenged researchers at the institution and...

Nigerian Scientists Work Out Biotech Solutions To Ensure Food Sufficiency

Nigeria is projected to be the third largest nation in the world by 2050 just behind China and India, with a population of over...

Organic Farming Can Contribute To Global Nutrition, Says New Study

Organic farming can make an important contribution to world nutrition, according to a new study, which says that a global shift to organics can...

Indigenous Coy Produces Fertiliser From Neem Tree

An indigenous company based in Kebbi State has produced organic neem fertiliser for optimum crop production. They are produced from the neem tree. The product...

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