Tag: Policy Environment and Public Participation – TELA Maize Project

AATF and AUDA-NEPAD Sign MoU to Improve Agricultural Productivity and Supply Chains through Genome Editing Innovation

[Nairobi, Kenya, May 2024]: AATF and the African Union Development Agency- New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster a broader understanding of and support for genome editing as an important tool for enhancing agriculture and overall development outcomes such as adapting to climate change and reducing poverty, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Delivering transgenic drought-tolerant and insect-protected maize varieties to African farmers

[Mpumalanga, South Africa, April 2023]: AATF has reiterated its commitment to deliver transgenic drought-tolerant and insect-protected maize varieties to caution African farmers from the impact of climate change on their productivity and enhance their livelihood. AATF Executive Director, Dr Canisius Kanangire reaffirmed the commitment while addressing the 5th TELA Maize Project Annual Review and Planning […]

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Tela Maize To Boost Nigeria’s Maize Production – Expert

A director with the African Agricultural Technological Foundation (AATF), Kenya, Dr. Sylvester Oikeh, has said Tela Maize Technology would go a long way in boosting maize production in the country. Tela Maize technology is the best option available for Nigerian farmers as far as maize cultivation is concerned, he said. According to him, the technology […]

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Bishop Kukah lauds TELA Maize project, calls for adoption of smart technology for food security.

[Sokoto: March 9, 2023] The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, the Rt Rev. Mathew Kukah, has supported the commercialization of TELA transgenic maize variety to enhance food security in Nigeria. Speaking when delegates from the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, paid him a courtesy call, Bishop Kukah asked Africa to adopt […]

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Africa is not a battle ground for GMO adoption, say experts

(ABUJA: October 03, 2022) Agriculture and policy leaders from Nigeria, Ethiopia and Mozambique have said that Africa is on the cusp of a biotechnological revolution and is no longer a battle ground for adoption of genetically modified organisms (GMO). Speaking in Abuja at an interactive session on agricultural technologies that can help smallholder farmers in […]

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