The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) was recently granted a permit to carry out Confined Field Trials (CFT) on genetically modified cassava (AMY3 RNAi Transgenic lines).
Key challenges to address jointly include fall armyworm, aflatoxin contamination, and capacity building
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.