FUNAI, IITA to partner on research, agriculture development
The Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, is set to partner the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State, in the areas of research, agriculture, staff and students’ training and agricultural research proposal development. This was disclosed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba, during his visit to the institute, to discuss…
Nigeria’s future looks brighter with IITA innovations, says NABG
Research and innovations developed at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) hold promise, and could transform Nigeria’s agricultural narrative...
AFLASAFE goes commercial, as Harvestfield embarks on nationwide farmer sensitisation
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)-developed crop protection and treatment product, AFLASAFE, is going commercial following the successes recorded on full field trials nationwide. This has been found to greatly reduce rejection of the nation’s agricultural produce intended for export, especially groundnut and maize. As a result, Harvestfield Industries, a private sector partner has…
IITA /AfDB launches bold plan to revolutionise agriculture in Africa
International Agriculture research institute, IITA and Africa Development Bank, AfDB are set to launch a bold plan to revolutionize African agriculture as
Experts task National Assembly on data protection
African Academic Network on Internet Policy has requested that the National Assembly inserts the following in data protection framework or bill, “the use of personal data...
‘Children and pregnant women are vulnerable to malaria due to lack of nutrition’
The food expert also intimated the newsmen that the fortification programme includes cassava and maize at the primary stage, while sweet potatoes is being planned to come on-stream later in the project that...
Maternity holiday: How long is enough?
We have heard of mishandling of babies in crèches, where some of them are drugged to sleep, which have negative effect or results in ailments and even deformities.
Civil society groups reject IITA’s plan to grow genetically-modified cassava
According to the groups, an application for the actualisation of ‘confined’ field trial of transgenic cassava had been submitted to the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA).
‘Hurdles to Nigeria’s $30bn non-oil target’
The Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Segun Awolowo, had said the zero oil export policy of the council was already shifting the attention of Nigerians from oil.