• Food Security In Nigeria: Is Biotechnology The Panacea? III

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    Biotechnology is creating waves in Nigerian agriculture despite challenges, obstacles and lackadaisical attitudes of the research funding arms of government. Going by the available records, Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria is the leading organisation in biotechnological breakthrough in respect of agriculture. However, IAR is not alone in this domain. Information available…

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    Breakthrough : Food Security In Nigeria: Is Biotechnology The Panacea? II

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    As mentioned in the first part of this article, biotechnology is taking a lead in crops improvement and resistant to certain production and storage challenges. This technique has grown to provide breakthrough products and strategies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have…

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    Food Security In Nigeria: Is Biotechnology The Panacea?

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    In the last 50 years, the Nigerian population has escalated at geometric proportion. Data available in the 2012 revision of the World Population Prospects by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, indicates that Nigerian population in 1950 was only 37,860,000 compared to 159,708,000 in 2010….

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    Cornell University Ithaca: A Farmer’s Contribution To American Education

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    University education is a byproduct of university system and a strong foundation for societal development. This is because the system has three main functions or pillars for the societal development. The functions are teaching, research and community service. Knowledge is quickly acquired through learning and teaching is the instrument for learning. Research is a systematic…

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  • Breakthrough With Prof M.K Othman

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    Readers’ Comments.. Today is another time to attend to another cycle of reactions from readers of this column. The readers are passionate about how Nigeria fails to resolve its perennial energy crisis. Some months after publishing my two parts article “Use of Solar Energy in Nigeria: Efforts, Innovations and Missing Links”, readers kept on sending…

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    Ahmadu Bello University Revolution In Seeds Technology II

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    Last week, printer’s devil was at work in this column; the picture of amiable Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Garba was erroneously replaced with the picture of maize seeds and vice versa. The error is highly regretted. Now, continuation of the last week article. The second IAR mandate crop is sorghum…

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