Thursday 9th December 2021
Thursday, 9th of December 2021
Home / Tag: maize

Tag Archives: maize

ABU starts research into flood resistant maize – Director

Maize plant

The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has started research into the  development of maize varieties that can withstand flood and remain in waters for up to 14 days. Maize plant Prof. Muhammad Ishiyaku, the Director of the institute, said in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Sunday, January 17, 2021 that the institute had started the first ...

Read More »

Govt introduces disease resistant maize to farmers in Akwa Ibom

Maize plant

The Federal Government under the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) has introduced a disease resistant maize to farmers in Akwa Ibom State. Maize plant Mr Mmoeyak Usua, the Regional Director of the Council, South-South Zone, disclosed this during the 2020 Farmers’ Field Day organised by NASC in collaboration with Premier Seeds, Du Pont and Bayer Seed Companies in Uyo, the ...

Read More »

Lagos distributes maize, sorghum to 15 farm settlements to avert food scarcity

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government  has begun the distribution of maize and sorghum to no less than 15 feed millers, farm settlements and other stakeholders in the livestock industry in the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday, June 14, 2020 in Lagos said that the measures were to  ...

Read More »

After cotton and maize, Nigeria to release more GM food – Ebegba

Rufus Ebegba

Sir Rufus Ebegba, the director-general and chief executive officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NABMA), at a meeting held in Abuja to review two applications submitted for the release of genetically-modified (GM) cotton and maize, said Nigerians should prepare to see more GM products in the market to serve as alternative to consumers’ choice. In this interview with Etta Michael ...

Read More »

Ethiopia, Nigeria, others in continental drought-tolerant maize initiative

corn field

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) Project has contributed to a stronger food system in 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, through more than 200 improved maize varieties to help farmers cope with climate change and low-fertility soils through collaboration. Partners and funders of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) Project will on Monday September 14, 2015 convene in ...

Read More »