IITA, MEDA to Plans Sustainable Seed System for Cassava

By Dipo Olowookere Cassava farmers and processors in Tanzania have another reason to smile as a new project to address one of their major challenges―the lack of access to clean planting material of new improved, disease-resistant varieties―is launched. The five-year project titled Building an Economically Sustainable Seed System for Cassava in More...

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By Dipo Olowookere On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Rice Farmers Lose $200m Yearly to Parasitic Weeds

By Dipo Olowookere An international team of researchers representing the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Wageningen University, has raised the alarm over the More...

By Dipo Olowookere On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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ASEAN Fish Production to Hit 24% Global Output 2030

By Dipo Olowookere A new report from WorldFish projects that fish production in ASEAN countries will reach 24% of global output by 2030. “Fish to 2050 in the ASEAN Region” says that policies to promote sustainable More...

By Dipo Olowookere On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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IITA-Zambia to Get New Modern Maize Seed Storage Facility

By Dipo Olowookere IITA-Zambia formally signed a contract with a local construction firm for the establishment of a modern maize seed storage and warehouse facility within the IITA Southern Africa Research and More...

By Dipo Olowookere On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Agri-Tech Entrepreneurs Get Innovation Hub

By Dipo Olowookere A creative space where agricultural tech entrepreneurs, scientists and technology experts can collaborate to innovate cutting edge ideas across the whole agriculture value chain for smallholder More...

By Dipo Olowookere On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Skills Acquisition Key to Rapid Industrialisation—Experts

By Dipo Olowookere      Some experts have disclosed that one of the most effective ways to fight poverty and boost economic development of any nation is through job creation. They have identified skilled manpower More...

By Dipo Olowookere On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Public Analysts Body Visits SON

By Dipo Olowookere A delegation of the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN) recently paid a courtesy visit to the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). The IPAN team was led by the Vice President, More...

By Dipo Olowookere On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Infrastructure Development Vital to Economic Growth—Adeosun

By Dipo Olowookere Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has stressed that for Nigeria to experience an economic growth, emphasises must be given to infrastructure development. This, according to her, will lay More...

By Dipo Olowookere On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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RMRDC Gives Improved Cassava Stems to Imo Farmers

By Dipo Olowookere The Management of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) has pledged to donate improved cassava stem and some project vehicles such as Hilux vans and motorbikes to cassava More...

By Dipo Olowookere On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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NLNG Confirms Gas Explosion in Rivers

By Dipo Olowookere The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited has confirmed the gas explosion that rocked its gas transmission pipelines on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Rivers State. On Wednesday afternoon, More...

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