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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...

Using Light To Neutralize Livestock Odors

Iowa State University researchers have literally, and figuratively, shed new light on the odor problems arising from livestock facilities. Jacek Koziel, an associate professor of...

NBMA Prepared For Biotech Regulation

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has concluded a two-day Induction training course on Biosafety Administration which aimed to increase the functionality of the...

Civil Society Groups Reject IITA’s Plan To Grow Genetically-Modified Cassava

Civil society groups have rejected a plan by the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to grow genetically-modified cassava in the country. The Health...

Angola To Produce Canned Food

The Angolan market gained recently two canned food plants of tuna, sardines and horse mackerel, which can soon be exported to the European market,...

Mozambique Harvests Its First Genetically Modified Maize

Mozambique's Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAM) is harvesting its first genetically modified maize (GM maize), which has been grown in a test field of...

Firm Unveils New Farm App To Boost Yields

As government intensifies energy and resources to diversify the economy and make agriculture its mainstay, two young Nigerian entrepreneurs have developed a state-of-the-art App...

How To Make Biopesticides, Fertiliser From Neem

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has begin a training programme for farmers in Katsina on how to make biopesticides and fertiliser from...

DG/CEO NBMA Inaugurates LOC For 3rd National Biosafety Conference

As part of efforts to ensure a smooth National Biosafety Conference, the Director General/CEO, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, today (15th...

Researchers Employ SAH Technology To Speed Up Multiplication Of Cassava Planting...

Scientists working on cassava breeding are now using the Semi-Autotrophic Hydroponics (SAH) technology to rev up the propagation of clean cassava planting materials. The SAH...

FUTA Introduces New Variety Of Tomatoes To Nigeria

The Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, has developed a high-yield new variety of tomatoes. A statement from the university on Thursday said the new...

Research On Developing Select Potato – Promising Prospects

Eritrea - Efforts to develop select potato seeds on the part of Halhale National Agricultural Research Institute (HNARI) are producing encouraging outcome, according to...

IITA Yam Multiplication Research To Boost Supply

Research being conducted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in seed yam multiplication holds promise to quadruple yam production in the country....

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