Nigeria set to deregulate TELA Maize variety.

All Efforts to avail smallholder farmers in Nigeria with maize variety that combines drought tolerance, insect resistance, and other important yield and disease resistance traits to enhancing food security have started yielding positive results. Scientists at the...

Kenyan entrepreneurs find fortunes in insect feeds

Livestock farmers in sub-Saharan Africa have grappled with an incessant price rise of animal feeds in recent years – caused by the scarcity and high cost of ingredients, namely, cereals, soybean, and fishmeal. The incorporation of human foods, such as fish and meat,...

Field trials shows Tela maize resists pests, yields more

Nigeria’s quest to introduce maize varieties resistant to insect pests such as Stem Borer and Fall Army Worm (FAW) and drought recorded a very promising result at the confined field trials (CFT) currently being conducted at the research farms of the Institute for...