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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...

Weed Management: IITA-CWMP Records Major Breakthrough

Ongoing research by the Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) may have recorded a major milestone in...

FUTA Grows Bigger Tomato Variant

A new variant of tomatoes named Eva F1 has been introduced into Nigeria, courtesy of a collaborative effort between the School of Agriculture and...

Improved Weed Control Help Nigerian Farmers To Record 27tons/ha From On-farm...

On-farm demonstrations in Ogun state, Nigeria under the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) managed Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) have produced average yields...

Researchers Work On Drought-tolerant Maize For Africa

In Zimbabwe, researchers say they are breeding maize that is drought and heat resistant as part of efforts to fight hunger across Africa, where...

IITA Develops ‘Aflasafe’ To Preserve Maize, Groundnut

An innovative product, Aflasafe, for use by maize and groundnut farmers has been developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). The product was...

The Global Integrated Pest Management Market Value To Reach $151 Billion...

The global integrated pest management market value is anticipated to reach USD 151.0 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View...

Whole Food Diet May Fight Cancer

A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs,...

Raising The Profile Of Yam: Whole Genome Reference Sequencing Of A...

Ibadan, Nigeria - Researchers have deciphered the complete sequence of one of the major food crops in Africa—the white Guinea yam. In many parts of...

RNA Discovery Could Help Boost Plant Heat, Drought Tolerance

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists have discovered a ribonucleic acid, or RNA, that can increase the thale cress plant’s resistance to stress from drought...

Helping Chinese Farmers Tackle Erosion

On the steep farming slopes of China, Bozhi Wu and his research associates are finding ways to improve economic and environmental stability. The research team...