COVID-19: Agric ministry NABDA, AfDB partner on test kits for farmers
To avoid risks posed to farmers and agric stakeholders if allowed to traverse the country without COVID-19 tests, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono has struck an inter-ministerial partnership with the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology...
How Bt. cotton raises hope for textile industry revival, by NABDAindustry revival, by NABDA
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has explained that productivity data of the improved varieties of cotton obtained from farmers’ fields has raised the hope that the moribund textile industry
Nigeria advances the practice of biotechnology – NABDA
Prof. Alex Akpa, Director-General of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) says Nigeria has made significant strides in advancing the practice of biotechnology to enhance economic development.
‘Lack of national bioethics committee depriving Nigeria’s assistance from UNESCO, others’
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has said that lack of a National Bioethics Committee (NABC) is depriving Nigeria’s access to different assistance...
NABDA invents technology for waste conversion to biogas
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has invented an Anaerobic Digestion Technology (ADT) digesters which can convert organic wastes to biogas. The invention is spearheaded by the Environmental Biotechnology and Bioconservation Department (EBD) of the agency Speaking at the unveiling of the prototype biodigesters and biomethane process optimisation test systems on Tuesday in Abuja, head…
Scientists persuade farmers to use technologies in agribusiness
Agricultural scientists have described education of farmers as an important factor in embracing the use of modern techniques to increase food production.
NABDA sets up capacity building training for bio-entrepreneurs
Over 300 residents of Owode, Ogun West Senatorial Zone, Ogun State, have benefitted from the first phase of a three-day Bio enterprises training and capacity building for bio-entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurship empowerment training, coming from the stable of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Abuja, was held at Bio Resources Development Centre, Owode (BIODEC), tagged: BIODEC Owode…
Furore over introduction of GMO cotton
Despite growing opposition against introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country, the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology...
Agency asks activists to stop campaigns against GMOs
National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has warned activists to stop campaigning against genetically modified crops, describing the act as being anti-modern technology in the country.