Category Archives: Food Security

RNA Interference GMOs to enter South Africa and Nigeria

Originally posted on AGRA Watch:
The African Center for Biodiversity(ACB) warns in an alert published August 10th, that the South African government recently received an application for the import, feed and processing of a new variety of GM Maize, MON87411.…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI)

Basically, the objective of the Presidential Initiative is to ‘disrupt’ this importation of blended Fertiliser status-quo, by directly negotiating discounted contracts to procure the 4 constituent raw materials for NPK Fertiliser — locally-sourced Urea, locally-sourced Limestone granules (LSG), Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) imported from Morocco, and Muriate of Potash (MOP) sourced from Europe — and blending these locally to produce NPK Fertiliser at reduced cost. Continue reading

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A new food sustainability index shows that Nigerians are severely undernourished

In this sense, the country need to engage in quality R&D, efficient agricultural subsidy, proper land use and ownership, quality water management, and improve women farmers’ conditions in order to improve food sustainability index for Nigeria. Continue reading

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