FeedCalculator, an app that generates affordable quality feed recipes for poultry from locally available ingredients, has the potential to be a game changer for poultry farmers as results from its pilot testing saw a near doubling of profits.
Impressed with the progress made in the revitalization of Onne Station in Rivers State, Director General Nteranya Sanginga said: “The station is ready to outscale agricultural research and serve as an incubation center for agribusiness in the South-South and South-East zones of Nigeria in addition to research activities.
The second meeting of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum (NZHF) was held in Ebonyi State on 7–8 November.
Results from two-year field trials of AflasafeTZ, an innovative technology to control aflatoxin contamination, have proven the effectiveness of the technology in reducing the poison in maize and groundnut.
Barely one week after the momentous signing of an MoU between IITA and the University of Florida (UF) in USA, IITA scientists have started exploring ways to build a productive research engagement and partnership between both institutions.
The Forest Open Day, which emphasized the keyword “conservation” in the minds of stakeholders, was organized by the IITA Forest Unit on 26 October at IITA, Ibadan, to showcase donor-funded facilities and highlight the activities of the Forest Unit over the past seven years.
Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said he was impressed with the impact the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum (NZHF) was making especially in promoting healthy competition among states with a view to achieving food security.
FAO and partners Bioversity International, IITA, and the World Banana Forum have launched a global program requiring $98 million to contain and manage a new Fusarium Wilt strain—Tropical Race 4 (TR4) that is jeopardizing livelihoods that rely on banana—the world’s most traded fruit.
A 20-year project that protects and manages remnants of decrepit forests in a corner of the Republic of Benin in West Africa has resulted in a biodiversity-rich secondary forest, preserving its most important inhabitants, the critically endangered, endemic red-bellied monkey, Cercopithecus erythrogaster (Cercopithecidae) [at right] and 52 other endangered plant species of economic importance to Africa.
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