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Launch of biotech cowpea will create jobs for Nigerians – NABDA D-G

Abdullahi Mustapha

The Director-General of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, says  the recent inauguration of Biotech (Bt) cowpea will create millions of job in the country. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Mustapha said this in an interview in Abuja on Thursday, September 2, 2021. The Pod Borer resistant cowpea, which was released as SAMPEA 20-T ...

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GM cowpea: AATF trains seed certification officers

AATF training

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), in partnership with the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) and the National Agricultural Seeds Council of Nigeria, trained 20 seed certification officers of the Council and 15 technical staff of seed companies on seed production, sampling techniques and certification as the country’s farmers begin planting genetically modified cowpea known as SAMPEA 20-T. Participants at the meeting ...

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820 farmers picked to plant GM cowpea in national demonstration

SAMPEA 20-T

A total of 820 Nigerian farmers selected from 36 states in the country will participate in a nation-wide demonstration of the recently released SAMPEA 20-T by planting it on their plots to create awareness about the variety. A farmer in Rurum area of Rano LGA of Kano state weeding his SAMPEA 20-T farm intercropped with maize SAMPEA 20-T was commercially ...

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AATF, partners unveil genetically modified insect resistant beans

Cowpea

Nigeria has achieved what looks like a major milestone in the history of agricultural research and development with the official launch and release for commercialisation of the transgenic Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea at an event held on June 29, 2021 in Kano, North-West Nigeria. Cowpea PBR Cowpea (beans), a genetically-modified cowpea, is the product of an international partnership under ...

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Farmers to get insect-resistant, high yielding cowpea this season, says NABDA

Abdullahi Mustapha

Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 has said that the recently released and commercialised Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) cowpeas will get to Nigerian farmers this planting season. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) The PBR cowpeas were released by the Federal Government to facilitate high yield of the crop ...

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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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Kano farmers list benefits of genetically modified beans

Cowpea

Farmers in Tudun Wada in Kano State have expressed joy at the release of the new Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea, saying it makes farming less expensive compared with the local varieties. Cowpea Some of the farmers spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the sideline of the Brown Field Day for the demonstration plot of the improved ...

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