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‎GMOs: Senegal supports adoption of agric biotech

Macky Sall

President Macky Sall of Senegal has thrown his weight behind the adoption of agricultural biotechnology in the country. He made the declaration during the 2017 Annual Session of the Senegal National Scientific and Technical Academy (ANSTS‎) on the situation, implications and perspectives of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the country. At a session chaired by him, President Sall made it clear that ...

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Senegal striker, Mané, threatens Super Eagles

Sadio-Mané

Senegalese footballer, Sadio Mané, has predicted that the Terranga Lions will beat the Super Eagles when the two African super houses clash on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in an international friendly in London. Three-time African Champions Nigeria has not been beaten by their next opponent in the last 15 years, which was in February 7, 2002. Liverpool striker Mané has ...

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Nigeria battle Italy, others at Beach Soccer W/Cup

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African representatives, Nigeria and Senegal, have been slotted in groups A and B in the forthcoming FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, slated to hold between April and May 2017 in Nassau, capital of Bahamas. The draws were held at the Atlantis Paradise Island Hotel on Tuesday, February 28 2017, with 16 countries in attendance. Nigeria, known as the “Sand Eagles”, ...

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Seedcare programme in Senegal impressive, says Syngenta

Thomas-Peyrachon

Syngenta’s Seedcare programme for smallholder farmers in Senegal has led to impressive yield increases, the firm has said. It lists these increases to include those for pearl millet (1.2 t/ha, +40%), sorghum (1.1 t/ha, +86%), maize (2.7 t/ha, +101%), irrigated rice (9.4 t/ha, +11%) and rain-fed rice (2.0 t/ha, +33%). The achievements, from year one of a Syngenta project in ...

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Senegal ratifies Nagoya Protocol, SA issues compliance certificate

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Senegal has ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, making it the 32nd African nation to do so, and the 73rd country in the world. The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation to ...

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Groups express concern over World Bank climate report on West Africa

Food production in Western Africa will be hit by more frequent and more extreme heat waves and droughts if the climate continues to alter at its current pace, according to a new report released by the World Bank. The report, titled “Turn Down the Heat – Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience”, takes an in depth look ...

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