Nigeria targets $2bn from PVP Act implementation
There are indications that Nigeria may generate over $2billiion within 5years of implementing the Plant Variety Protection (PVC) Act, a law that protects intellectual property of plant breeders in the country.
Anxiety as NASC moves to reverse 150 appointments, promotions
There is anxiety among National Assembly workers as over 150 of them are to either be demoted or get the sack.
Seed council harps on quality to ensure productivity, food security
The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has reiterated its commitment to ensuring quality of agricultural seeds, seedlings and other inputs as fundamental requirements for productivity of farmers.
Lawmakers shop for Sani-Omolori’s replacement
Crisis in the National Assembly over the head of its bureaucracy witnessed a new dimension yesterday as lawmakers have begun considering replacement for the Clerk, Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori.
NASC deploys smart cards to tackle seed counterfeiting
National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), has deployed over six million smartcards in the coming farming season to check seeds counterfeiting which had hampered improved yields over the years, Dr. Phillip Ojo, director general of the agency said.
NASC strategises for Nigeria’s participation in $68 billion global seed trade
In efforts to ensure Nigeria fully benefitted from the global seeds trade of about $68billion, the Nigerian Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), has firmed up its membership of international organisations including Organisation of Economic Cooperation and day Development
Council expresses readiness for quality seeds, seedlings
Following the forecast by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) that there would be adequate rainfall patterns this year, the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has expressed readiness to boost harvest and enhance farmers’ productivity by facilitating quality planting materials.
Seed council sets N1.1b five-year strategic plan
The National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), said it requires about N1.1billion to execute various programmes under a five-year strategic plan, 2019-2024.
Stakeholders want 50% levies on agric products channelled to seed sector
To boost budgetary allocation to the seed sub-sector, stakeholders have urged the federal government to channel 50 per cent of levies collected by the Nigerian Custom Service on imported agricultural product to the development of seed industry. They bemoaned government’s paltry allocation to the seed segment, despite its importance to agricultural development in the country,…
Seeds council unfolds agenda for food security, poverty eradication by 2024
Using the instrumentalities of its new act recently signed by the Federal Government, the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has disclosed its preparedness to become the largest seed hub in sub-Saharan Africa to ensure the availability of quality planting materials for farmers.