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Biotech expert urges Nigeria to ignore activist calls to ban GMO Bt cowpea

Cornelius Essen, Joke Falaju | 
Following fears and concerns by some civil society organisations and farmers over the safety of the newly commercialized Bt Cowpea ...
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Nigeria releases GMO cowpea, urges farmers not to reject technology out of fear

Cornelius Essen | 
After nine years of field trials, the Federal Government has released genetically modified .... cowpeas to farmers in [Nigeria]. Director ...
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Africa’s farmers lack vital information about the benefits of GMO crops, expert says

African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) on [December 16] expressed displeasure over lack of knowledge of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) among ...
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GM cotton could revive Nigeria’s ‘comatose’ textile industry, government says

Chukwuma Muanya | 
Despite growing opposition against introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country, the  Federal Ministry of Science and Technology ...

Nigerian officials warn anti-GMO groups to end campaigns against biotech crops

Cornelius Essen | 
National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has warned activists to stop campaigning against genetically modified crops, describing the act as being ...

Nigeria green lights field trials of disease-resistant GMO staple crops

Cornelius Essen | 
The Federal Government has granted permits for confined field trials on genetically modified maize, rice, cassava, sorghum and cowpea to ...
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How GMO crops can benefit Nigerian farmers

Rose Gidado | 
The application of modern Biotechnology in an integrated multi-disciplinary approach can be a valuable ‘tool’ for addressing the several challenges ...
Nigerian Farmers

Nigeria’s agriculture minister seeks advice on GMO food safety from country’s scientists

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has called on Nigerian scientists to advise the Federal Government on ...

Nigeria to accelerate adoption of GM crops

Joke Falaju | 
A disclosure came from the National Agricultural Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) that the Federal Government has put in place necessary ...

Nigeria: Biotechnology is a key platform for sustainable economic growth

Chizoba Aninwoya | 
Since the advent of biotechnology, the number of countries that cultivate genetically engineered (GE) crops continues to increase globally. While ...
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