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The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics, of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUT MINNA) Professor Iyaka Y.A. paid a courtesy to the DG NASC on Friday April 16, 2021 to discuss areas of collaboration.
The Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector (GIAE) Project Team of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH paid a courtesy visit to NASC on April 14, 2021. The purpose of the visit was to interact with NASC on the on-going partnership with GIAE-Nigeria, to evaluate the status of the implementation of […]
The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) as the regulatory body for seeds and seedlings in Nigeria, accredits new seed companies every year. These companies are to ensure the production of high quality seeds under the supervision of NASC. The agro-dealers who are the middlemen for marketing and distribution of seeds to the end users (farmers) […]
Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) are a form of intellectual property rights by which plant breeders can protect their new varieties in the same way an inventor protects a new invention with a patent. With the grant of a PBR for a new plant variety, the holder of PBR obtains exclusive rights in relation to the […]
Under the NASC Seed Act, Part VI section 15, sub section 4 2019, which states that “The Council may authorize private certification bodies to undertake quality control and seed certification on behalf of, and under the supervision of the Council” empowers the NASC to appoint a third party certification officer to carry out some of […]
This is for the development of an end-to-end Plant Variety Protection Platform which is a suite of features and functionalities that is aimed at allowing its target users gain accessibility to various services that will be offered by the PVP Country office in Nigeria. The Identified features include the PVP Application System, PVP Academy, PVP E-Learning Centre, Crop […]
Context Global Development (CDG) is leading a BMGF supported project aimed at developing a national system that supports “Institutionalizing Improved Crop Variety Adoption Monitoring using Genotyping” (IMAGE). This project will be simultaneously implemented in Nigeria, Ethiopia and Tanzania in collaboration with relevant National Partners, stakeholders and institutions. In Nigeria, the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) […]
As part of the project “INCREASING PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION OF QUALITY EARLY GENERATION SEEDS (EGS) TO IMPROVE INCOME AND FOOD SECURITY OF FARMERS IN NIGERIA” NASC partnered with Premier Seed Nigeria Ltd., Value Seeds Limited, National Cereals Research Institute, Badeggi (NCRI), Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Plant Breeders and relevant stakeholders to develop variety descriptors […]
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