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November 21, 2014

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) Led by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy […]
November 21, 2014

Dangote Farms Begins Hybrid Tomatoe production in Kano

Kano – Dangote Farms have started a pilot hybrid tomatoes production in Kano to meet the demand of it’s tomatoes processing plants in the state, its […]
November 24, 2014

What would you do with 5 extra hours a week?

A report from the Young Scientist Workshop August 17, 2014 Introduction Attracting and retaining young adults in food science careers requires a strategic mandate for inclusion […]
November 26, 2014

Vacancy Announcement: FAO JECFA Secretariat – #AGDC-CODEX-ALIMENTARIUS

We would like to bring to your attention that the FAO/JECFA Secretary position has been advertised. To apply, visit iRecruitment  website at and complete your online […]
January 5, 2015

There is war over Genetically Modified foods, but they might just ‘save’ Africa

OVER five decades ago, the world experienced a striking breakthrough in agriculture, the Green Revolution. This saved at least a billion lives from starvation in Asia and Latin […]
January 6, 2015

Food Security

At more than 160 million people, the population of Nigeria is the largest in Africa and accounts for 47 percent of West Africa’s total population (World […]
January 6, 2015

Palm Oil Importation: A Strategic Stabiliser for Palm Oil Industry in Nigeria

As early as 1901, Nigeria was producing all palm oil sold in the world market and it was a dominant source of foreign exchange earnings. Up […]
February 4, 2015

Pig farming: The million Naira opportunity

By 2050 it is estimated that there will be an extra two billion people in the world. To feed them, we will need to make farming […]
February 4, 2015

Limit processed food intake

Processed foods aren’t just microwaved  meals and other ready meals. The term ‘processed food’ applies to any food that has been altered from its natural state […]