News on Potato Varieties and Seed from Nigeria
Nigeria’s GM Potato project concludes first-year trial, shows 300% yield advantage
November 23, 2023The Genetically Modified (GM) Potato Project ongoing in Nigeria has concluded its first-year multi-locational confined trial in three locations
Nigeria harvests first batch of biotech-potatoes
December 20, 2022Elder 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.
Facing high wheat prices, Nigerian bakers turn to (sweet) potato puree
July 14, 2022In 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.
Nigeria wants to be among the top three potato producers in the world by 2025
November 23, 2021Mustapha 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.
Construction Potato Tissue Culture Lab in Plateau State, Nigeria started
February 04, 2019In 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.