Tag: Dr Kayode Sanni

Go for hybrid seeds, rice farmers told

Despite the hybrid technology, local rice farmers still use saved seeds for the next planting season.  African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) Project Manager Kayode Sanni talks about how technology has revolutionized farming in Asia. What advantages do hybrid rice seeds have over saved ones? Hybrid rice technology focuses on yield advantage and desirable grain quality […]

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From fields to fortune: How new hybrid rice varieties are transforming the lives of farmers.

By George Achia Rising population calls for sustainable and efficient food production systems. In Africa, hybrid rice bred from two different parental lines for higher yields, improved resistance to pests and diseases and greater tolerance to environmental stress is now being touted as one of the solutions to eradicating hunger. But despite its potential to […]

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