‘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.
Researchers employ SAH technology for cassava materials multiplication
A cassava breeder with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr. Peter Kulakow said the beauty of the technology is its rapid multiplication ratio.
‘When farmers, producers gathered to discuss food security challenge’
In his address, Senior Project Manager for PLAN, Dr. Augustine Okoruwa said it was possible for Nigeria to thrive on agriculture, because part of the main objectives “is to produce profit, apart from feeding the family.”
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. This was disclosed as the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, ended a two-day visit to Ibadan last week.
African leaders bemoan $35 billion food importation to continent
Some African leaders have expressed dissatisfaction over the $35 billion expended yearly on food importation to the continent.
Future of Africa’s youths lies in agriculture, says AFDB boss
Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank (AFDB), on Monday said the future of Africa’s youths lies in unlocking the tremendous opportunities available in agriculture.