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4 Nov
The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has said it will empower 16 million farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to become globally competitive using the best technology
11 Nov 2020
Determined to improved maize production in Nigeria, the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in collaboration with African Agricultural Technology Foundation, (AATF) will soon release Tela maize, a new variety crop in Nigeria. The new Tela Maize, first Genetically Modified Organisms GMO, fortified to resist pest and tolerate drought, is expected to…
30 Jul 2020
Nigeria is rated the largest producer of cassava in the world when its farmers are harvesting fewer than 10 tonnes per hectare with numerous challenges, including the myth that cassava farms do not require fertilizer
16 Dec 2019
The Federal Government has approved registration and release of a new Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea variety for commercialisation.
6 Oct 2019
The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) said the continent is at risk of losing over 20 million metric tons of maize to Fall Armyworm pest...
9 May 2019
Agricultural scientists have described education of farmers as an important factor in embracing the use of modern techniques to increase food production.
7 May 2019
Stakeholders in agriculture industry have urged farmers to embrace the use of modern scientific techniques to increase food production.
22 Oct 2018
Many Nigerians from all walks of life have called for the speedy re-introduction of various agricultural boards for cash crops such as cocoa, cashew, rice and maize, while several others have kicked against such a move.
13 Sep 2018
Mr Ayodele Omowumi David is the Cassava Project and Agro-processing Project (CAMAP) Coordinator, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). He reveals to The Guardian that cassava is one of the greatest...
30 Nov 2017
The debate over the promise and problems of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has continued to rage.
17 Sep 2017
Nigeria is currently the largest producer of cassava in the world with an annual output of over 34 million tonnes, but even with this, the country is yet to meet its local demand.
5 Mar 2017
Cowpea farmers, who have been enduring inevitable yield losses, due to the effect of pest-Maruca Vitrata, which perennially damages farms, may soon have cause to smile, as researchers...


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