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GMO technology stigmatised in Nigeria, says OFAB country coordinator

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The country coordinator, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Africa, Dr Rose Gidado, says the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) technology has been stigmatised in Nigeria. Dr Rose Gidado Gidado spoke in Abuja on Thursday, August 26, 2021 when she led a team on a courtesy call to the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Buki ...

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Agency seeks investment in GMOs to meet food demand

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The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) says the country needs to invest more on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) technology to meet the nation’s food demand. GMOs Dr Rose Gidado, the agency’s Deputy Director, said in Lagos on Monday, May 17, 2021 that the country‘s GMO technology level stood at between one and three per cent . Gidado said that Nigeria ...

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Nigeria to rake in $638m through Bt cowpea export – OFAB

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The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), a biotechnology informative platform, says Nigeria could rake in $638 million in six years through cowpea export with the adoption of Biotech (Bt) cowpea by the Federal Government. Dr Rose Gidado Dr Rose Gidado, OFAB Country Coordinator, said this in an Interview on Monday, October 19, 2020 in Abuja. She said the figure ...

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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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Nigeria not at crossroads over food security, says Gidado

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Coordinator of the Open Forum for Biotechnology (OFAB) in Nigeria and an Assistant Director at the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Dr Rose Gidado, has faulted claims by the duo of The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) and Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) that Nigeria is at a crossroad in the struggle for sustainable agriculture, safe food, biosafety ...

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