A number of new crops have been developed that address important traits of particular relevance for smallholder farmers in Africa. Scientists, policy makers, and other stakeholders have raised concerns that the approval process for these new crops causes delays that are often scientifically unjustified. This article develops a real option model for the optimal regulation of a risky technology that enhances economic welfare and reduces malnutrition. We consider gradual adoption of the technology and show that delaying approval reduces uncertainty about perceived risks of the technology.

The Institute for Agricultural Research, IAR, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has secured approval to release three new high-yielding nutrient maize varieties for planting in Nigeria.

The present study involves an extensive stocktaking exercise of the types of innovations that have emerged globally and in India in particular, and their increasing impact on the agricultural sector. The stocktaking exercise is based not only on peer-reviewed research from the academic fields, but also draws on recent corporate studies.

An ultra-modern molecular laboratory for rice research in Mwea is due for completion by the end of this month.

The Crop Research Institute under the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) has introduced three new improved varieties of cassava seeds this year for farmers to support planting for

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Agricultural experts from across Africa kicked off a two-day conference in Nairobi on Wednesday to seek ways of enhancing food security amid severe drought in some countries.

Impacts of elevated temperature and carbon dioxide (CO2) enrichment on rice were assessed by carrying out an experiment with four dates of planting (1 June and 15 June, 1 and 15 July) during 2014 under two different environmental conditions, viz. ambient and modified (climate control chamber) with +4C compared to the ambient temperature and CO2 enrichment of 650 ppm.

A group of scientists have developed an innovative tool to detect and quantify severity of drought and floods in the country.

The National Varietal Release and Registration Committee (NVRRC) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has approved seven new hybrid maize varieties to be released onto the market for cult

Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) said that it has discovered sorghum seed that brings bumper crop to farmers residing in the most drought affected areas.

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