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Foundation to release 10 tons of PBR cowpea to farmers

Cowpea

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has said that it will release 10 tons of Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea before the beginning of the  farming season, to assist farmers get the best yield. Cowpea Dr Issoufou kollo, the Regional Coordinator of AATF, said on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in Abuja that this would be the first generation of PBR ...

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IAR, AATF to unveil new drought resistant maize variety by 2022

Maize plant

The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, says it is working in collaboration with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) to develop a new variety of maize. Maize plant The proposed variety known as Tela maize with a capacity for pest resistance and drought tolerance is coming on the heel of recent attacks on maize plantations by ...

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Stakeholders push to unlock Africa’s agricultural mechanisation potential

Agricultural Mechanisation

Stakeholders in agricultural mechanisation have called for adoption of a value chain approach to mechanisation as one of the best options towards attaining high productivity in agriculture on the continent. Agricultural Mechanisation Speaking during a webinar organised by the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) on Monday, September 28, 2020, the stakeholders agreed that smallholder farmers are key players in the ...

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Nigeria begins nationwide demonstrations of genetically modified cowpea

Cowpea

The Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University (IAR/ABU) Zaria and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) have concluded arrangements for nationwide on-farm demonstrations to raise farmer awareness on the new genetically modified Pod Borer Resistant cowpea variety, commercialised as SAMPEA-20-T. Cowpea The demonstration trials will be managed solely by farmers on their plots and supervised by government extension agents ...

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Partnership seeks to generate power from cassava waste

Cassava

Challenges associated with electricity generation in sub-Saharan Africa may soon be a thing of the past following the formation of a consortium that will use thermal technology to generate power from agricultural waste. Freshly harvested cassava tubers. Photo credit: thisdayonline The consortium, which appears to have perfected use of agriculture waste such as cassava peel to generate electricity, is led ...

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African countries advised against overregulating New Plant Breeding Techniques

Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin

The Director, Programme Development and Commercialisation at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin, has called on African leaders to resist the temptation of overregulating products derived from New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs). Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin Dr Okogbenin, who spoke on re-directing plant breeding for speed and focus in Africa for food nutrition and security during a webinar ...

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Study says investment in new farming technology will alleviate rice farmers’ challenges

rice-farming

Smallholder rice farmers in Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda are still faced with a number of challenges including relying on rain-fed farming, use of farmer-saved seeds for subsequent production, lack of machinery to support commercialisation of rice production, and low use of fertilisers, a survey reveals. Rice farming The study further shows that with climate change, there are many rice farms ...

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Farmers urged to cultivate new resistant cowpea variety

Cowpea

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has urged cowpea farmers in Nigeria to take advantage of the recent push to ban food importation to cultivate SAMPEA-20T, the new variety of cowpea resistant to Pod Borer, a notorious pest that causes damage to the bean crop. Cowpea President Mohammadu Buhari at a recent media parley with journalists advised Nigerian farmers to ...

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