Ugandan study reveals higher yields and pest resistance with Bt maize

African scientists have demonstrated that genetically modified Bt maize offers much higher yields and better pest resistance than conventional varieties — traits that could greatly improve food security on the continent. In their study, published in Science Direct,...

Makurdi Varsity Releases Two New Varieties to Boost Cowpea Production

To improve cowpea production and boost food security in the country, the Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi (JOSTUM), formerly Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM), has released two new improved cowpea varieties. Speaking at the launch of the event...