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Nigeria’s GM Potato project concludes first-year trial, shows 300% yield advantage

November 23, 2023
The Genetically Modified (GM) Potato Project ongoing in Nigeria has concluded its first-year multi-locational confined trial in three locations
Biotech-Potato Harvest at the CFT site in Kuru, near Jos. (courtesy: AATF)

Nigeria harvests first batch of biotech-potatoes

December 20, 2022
Elder Isaiah Buwah is growing potatoes for forty years in the Plateau State, North Central Nigeria. Having seen the impact from late blight first hand, he truly enjoyed the harvest of the first batch of - resistant - biotech potatoes.
A baker holds a loaf of orange-fleshed sweet potato bread in her bakery in Nnewi (Courtesy: Esomchi Foundation)

Facing high wheat prices, Nigerian bakers turn to (sweet) potato puree

July 14, 2022
In the midst of a sunlit room in Nnewi, south-east Nigeria, a woman measures out four parts of sweet potato puree – the colour of apricot – into a large basin containing six parts wheat flour.
Mustapha Baba Shehuri, minister of state for agriculture and rural development: 'Nigeria will be among world’s top three potato producers by 2025'

Nigeria wants to be among the top three potato producers in the world by 2025

November 23, 2021
Mustapha Baba Shehuri, minister of state for agriculture and rural development, says Nigeria will be among the world’s top three potato producing countries by 2025.
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong

Construction Potato Tissue Culture Lab in Plateau State, Nigeria started

February 04, 2019
In Nigeria, the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, attended the official start of the construction of a Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory in the Mangu Local Government Area.


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