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Biotechnology giving Nigeria another chance to scale up food production – Adamawa Gov

Ahmadu Fintiri

Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has said Nigeria could unearth the enormous potentials tied to agriculture with the adoption and right application of agricultural Biotechnology. Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State The governor stated this while declaring open the media, farmers, and extension agents retreat on modern biotechnology for the northeast region held in Yola, the Adamawa State ...

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Biotechnology can help achieve SDGs, food security, say experts

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

As the world population is projected towards nine billion in 2050, experts in biotechnology say embracing biotechnological innovations can help to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation They said this at the 2nd Recent Advances in Biotechnology Conference and Workshop (RAIB-2021) held in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday, October4, 2021.  In his keynote ...

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Strong supportive voices for biotechnology crucial for technology uptake in Africa, says expert

Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin

Strong supportive voices for agricultural biotechnology are crucial for the effective deployment and utilisation of biotechnology for improved crop productivity in Africa. Further, more emphasis should be placed on farmer benefits and consumer preferences if biotechnology is to make impact. Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin This was said by Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin, Director of Programme Development and Commercialisation at AATF, during the ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: Our right to safe food

Nnimmo Bassey

In his opening remarks at a dialogue on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the state of biosafety that had medical practitioners in attendance in Abuja on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), expressed concern about the safety of the GM beans recently unveiled in Nigeria, saying that the implication of eating a seed ...

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Govt backs deployment of STI to improve animal biotechnology

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the Federal Government is committed to deploying Science and Technology to advance animal biotechnology in the country. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology Onu made the remarks during a National Stakeholders Sensitisation and Awareness workshop, on Tuesday, May 19, 2021 in Abuja. The theme of the ...

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Biosafety agency says it’s deploying safe modern biotechnology to protect lives

Dr Rufus Ebegba

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) says it is deploying safe modern biotechnology applications in its operations to protect Nigerians and the environment from any adverse impact on human health and the environment. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Director-General/CEO of NMBA, Dr Rufus Ebegba, said this on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Abuja at a ...

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Biotechnology, tool to meet 50% food security by 2050 – D-G

Abdullahi Mustapha

The Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Addullahi Mustapha, says biotechnology can play a vital role to increase the country’s food security by 50 per cent in 2050. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Mustapha said this in an interview on Friday, March 26, 2021 said in Abuja. He said that biotech crops could address food ...

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Govt reiterates safe use of modern biotechnology to boost economy

NBMA Validation

The Federal Government on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 reiterated its commitment to ensuring safe use of modern biotechnology to boost the nation’s economy and food security. Participants at the NBMA validation meeting Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), made the commitment at a meeting in Abuja on “The Validation of National Biosafety Guidelines for Gene Editing in Nigeria”. The ...

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Experts highlight genetic engineering threats to food systems

HOMEF Biosafety Media Training

A group of experts who spoke at a recent gathering has expressed reservations over the dangers posed by the genetic engineering to food safety. Participants at the Biosafety Media Training At a Media Training on Biosafety held physically and virtually on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State courtesy of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), a ...

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Nigeria must use gene editing technology to improve food production – OFAB Coordinator

Dr Rose Gidado

Country Coordinator, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), Dr Rose Gidado, says Nigeria must take advantage of gene editing technology to be able to produce enough food for its growing population. Dr Rose Gidado Gidado, also Deputy Director, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday, October 9, 2020 in ...

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