Biotechnology remains a strong investment for African farmers as gains globally showed that for each dollar invested in biotech crop seeds more than a threefold return of approximately $3.5 was attained.Read More
By Michael Eboh & Fortune Eromosele The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, yesterday, said it has commenced the drafting of rules and guidelines for the regulation of modern biotechnology practices and products in the country, such as genome editing. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Director General of the NBMA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, disclosed that the essence
…honours 5 journalists By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja The Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology, OFAB, said biotechnology will boost food production and create jobs along various agricultural value chains. This was stated by the Country Coordinator, OFAB, Dr. Rose Gidado, at the 3 rd OFAB Media Award Ceremony 2019, held in Abuja. According to Gidado,
By Emmanuel Elebeke The federal government says it is taking steps to develop National Biotechnology Communication policy. The Permanent Secretary, ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Bitrus Nabasu disclosed this on Thursday at a capacity building programme for editors and correspondents n Abuja. Nabasu said the policy when put in place will ensure that the
Biotechnology has been described as a tool for solving global agricultural, medical, and industrial challenges. Prof. Bamidele Solomon, the Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), expressed this opinion in Abuja during the week at a two-day Training on Biotechnology organised by the Biodiversity and Climate Research Group of Sheda Science and Technology Complex (SHESTCO) in Kwali, FCT.Read More
…President asked to sign Biosafety bill into law
Although President Goodluck Jonathan has set up a committee to vet the long awaited biosafety bill as passed by the National Assembly before he could sign it into law, participants at the 10th anniversary of African Agricultural Technology Foundation, AATF seminar say Nigeria’s dream of achieving food sufficiency in 2015 will be a mirage, unless the country adopts biotechnology in the agric sector.
THE Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced plans to build a standard biotechnology laboratory to empower national programmes in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.Read More