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Research council, varsity develop bio-degradable lubricants from seeds

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The Raw Material Research and Development (RMRDC) and the University of Benin, Edo State, have developed bio-degradable lubricants from black dates and rubber...

Experts raise fresh concerns over threats of GMOs in crops

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Task FG, CBN, BOI On Local Farmers Empowerment Despite the benefits attributed to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in agriculture and food production, experts...

ARCN Appoints 7 New Provosts For Federal Colleges Of Agriculture

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The Agricultural Research Council Of Nigeria (ARCN) on Tuesday appointed new Provosts for  seven (7) Federal Colleges of Agriculture and an Executive Director for...

IITA and EAGC agree to work towards producing aflatoxin-free grains for...

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Ibadan, Nigeria/Nairobi, Kenya - The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) today signed an agreement to work...

National Biosecurity Policy: Drafting Committee Presents Draft Document To DG/CEO NBMA

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The drafting committee for the National Biosecurity Policy, has presented the preliminary draft of the National Biosecurity Policy to the Director General/Chief Executive Officer...

IITA: Leveraging digital tools to scale cassava weed management recommendations to...

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The various digital tools developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to scale agronomic recommendations and help farmers improve productivity are currently...

Covid-19: Biotechnology as solution to problems – Prof. Akpa

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By Joseph Agumagu Acting Director General of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Alex Akpa, has urged us to take advantage of Biotechnology and its...

Global list of all gmos that are commercially approved released worldwide

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Global list of all gmos that-are commercially approved released worldwide  HERBICIDE TOLERANT GMOs S/N GMO USE LOCATION YEAR APPROVED /RELEASED 1 Alfalfa Animal feed USA 2005 2 Canola Cooking oilMargarine Australia 2003 Canada 1995 Emulsifiers in packaged foods USA 1995 3 Cotton Fibre Cotton seed oil Animal feed Argentina 2001 Australia 2002 Brazil 2008 Columbia 2004 Costa Rica 2008 Mexico 2000 Paraguay 2013 USA 1994 South Africa 2000 4 Maize Animal...

Top Seeds International, Ofir Elasar Appointed New VP Sale and Marketing

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The manager will take up this important role in the company from 1 July. “Proud and honoured. Lots of big challenges lie in store”. Israel,...

GMO Plants And Potentials To Improve Immunity And General Wellbeing

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It is a fact that our immune systems do a remarkable job at fighting off foreign cells to protect us against diseases. Varying factors...

Reviving agricultural research institutes in Nigeria

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AGRICULTURE is an evolving sector which dwells on research to increase its productivity for the growth of the sector and also make the sector...

Covid 19: NBMA Cautions On Need To Abide By Govt’s Directives

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The Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Dr Rufus Ebegba has urged Nigerians to abide by the stay at...

NIHORT to begin evaluation, distribution of new hybrid plantain, banana varieties...

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The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) will in a short while begin evaluation of Hybrid plantain and banana germplasm for onward distribution to Nigerian...

Eight digital tools developed by IITA that every smart cassava farmer...

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Africa is a major producer of cassava in the world, but many farmers are recording low yield per hectare (less than 10 tons per...

‘Research, Innovation In Agriculture Pivotal To Economic Development’

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Stakeholders present at the International Conference and Expo on Research and Innovations in Agriculture (ICERIA) have unanimously agreed that research and innovations in the...