Expert wants industries to invest in seed production

The Project Leader of the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System project, Phase 2 (BASICS-II), Prof Lateef Sanni has called on the industrial sector to invest in the seed industry to guarantee their sources of raw materials. While...

COVID-19 pandemic may boost public acceptance of Ghana’s GM cowpea

he COVID-19 pandemic is increasing public interest in local food production, which may boost consumer acceptance of the insect-resistant genetically modified (GM) cowpea being developed in Ghana, some scientists say. The global pandemic is making people appreciate the...

Paper: Resilience of local food systems and links to food security

The global COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the resilience of food systems worldwide, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, but how resilient those systems have been remains in question. This paper, by A4NH food systems researcher Christophe Béné of the...

Nigeria now Largest Producer of Rice in Africa – FG

Nigeria is now Africa’s largest rice producer, the Federal Government has stated. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono made this claim at a press briefing ahead of the 2020 World Food Day. The World Food Day is an annual event, held...