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Boosting food production via Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture Initiative

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

In 2019, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) initiated the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) initiative. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development NAVSA is an ecosystem-driven digital platform, envisioned for the transformation of the agricultural sector. It is envisaged that the programme would assist the farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural ecosystem to ...

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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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Imperatives of deploying new technologies to boost food production

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

The World Economic Forum, in an article published on March 3, 2018, listed threats to global food production as poor harvests, droughts, floods among others. It suggests that the best way to boost food security is by investing in new technologies. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development The Forum noted that small holder farmers and rural dwellers normally rely ...

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Farmers, scientists advocate use of biotechnology to boost food production

agricultural biotechnology

Following the impact of COVID-19 and banditry activities in the country, agriculturalists and scientists have advocated the use of biotechnology to be deployed to scale up food production in the country. Agricultural biotechnology involves the use of genetic engineering, molecular markers, diagnostics, vaccines, and tissue culture, to modify living organisms Some of the experts made this known during a webinar ...

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Activists seek government investment in rural women to curb poverty

Dr.-Abiola-Akiyode-Afolabi

The Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), Women Rights to Education (WREP), Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) and Gender Equality Peace and Development Centre (GEDPC) have called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to support rural women in small holder farming so as to address hunger and poverty in Nigeria. The call was made in commemoration of the International ...

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