The Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, said the Federal Government is conscious of the contemporary challenges affecting agricultural capabilities in the country. Ebegba, who disclosed this during the National Biosafety-cum-Biosecurity Conference held recently, said government will deploy safe technology to boost food production in the country. He noted that the…
General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Worldwide, Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, has been appointed Professor of Biotechnology by Mountain Top University. Olukoya, who is also Chancellor of the institution, was appointed based on positive consideration by relevant review committees and the council of the university, following assessment of his publications by some…
A Professor of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Prof. Benjamin Ewa Ubi, has called for the adoption of crop biotechnology as response to Nigeria’s current food crisis.
4 Nov 2021
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
5 Oct 2021
Professionals, dons and experts in biotechnology, yesterday, stressed the need for humanity to embrace biotechnological innovations, saying it will help to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
4 Jul 2019
The Director of C. G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology at the Uka Tarsadia University, India, Professor R. Krishnamurthy, has said that a new variety of rice being cultivated at the University of Ilorin that does not require soil with water holding capacity is capable is solving the current rice production challenges in the country. Rice…
3 Jun 2018
For agriculture to be worthwhile, Biotechnology must be employed rather than reliance on crude techniques that do not confront present day challenges in agriculture. This was the submission of stakeholders at the South West Zonal Sensitisation Workshop on Biotechnology and Biosafety, held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, with the theme: “Agricultural Biotechnology:…
11 Sep 2017
Compared to smallpox or typhoid, malaria is proving one of the most challenging human diseases to eradicate -- and so remains a real and constant danger to nearly half the world's population.
8 Sep 2017
The Federal Government has announced plans to improve the country’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP) via biotechnology (the use of biological processes in industrial production).