Nigeria Approves Open Cultivation Of Genetically Modified Maize

The government of Nigeria has granted environmental approval for evaluation and open cultivation of TELA Maize, a new maize variety developed by researchers at...

Nigeria Set To Adopt Genetically Modified Maize Variety

New maize variety is resistant to fall armyworm, stem borer, and drought Efforts to avail smallholder farmers in Nigeria with maize variety that combines drought...

WHO Approves Ground-breaking Malaria Vaccine For Use In Children

  The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions...

New Study Reveals How Drought In Africa Is Lowering Vaccines Uptake Among Children

  A new study published in the Public Library of Science (PLOS) Medicine has shown that drought, especially at the time of a child’s birth...

AATF’s Cassava Mechanization Project Ramps Farm Harvests In Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia

  Farmers in three countries record over 200% increase in harvest Farmers in Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia who tried out mechanizing their farms under Cassava...

Renowned Nigerian Virologist, Prof Tomori Gets WHO Appointment  

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced the appointment of renowned Nigerian Professor of Virology, Professor Oyewale Tomori as a member of its Technical...

Concerns Over Emergence Of Artemisinin-resistant Malaria Parasite In Africa

    Scientists have discovered the emergence of artemisinin-resistant malaria in Africa, raising concerns over treatment failures associated with the medicine that turned around malaria treatment. Artemisinin,...

WFSJ Attains Special UN Status

The World Federation of Science Journalists has been a granted consultative status with the United Nations. The Consultative status, according to WFSJ President Milica Momcilovic,...

Climate Change Forcing Animals To Change Shapes

  Just like humans, animals have also been busy figuring out ways of adapting to Climate Change. A recent review has found that some warm-blooded animals...

Innovations Key To Building Agricultural Resilience In Africa – AATF Director

  Adoption of improved agricultural technologies and innovations is key to enhancing productivity and livelihood of farmers, Dr. Canisius Kanangire, the Executive Director of Africa...

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