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June 19th, 2015 / Daily Trust, Nigeria

thumb.aspxThe federal government has approved for release 15 new varieties of hybrid crops for farmers to boost agriculture in the country. The crops were officially released at the National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Ibadan. The new crop varieties included two elite upland rice variety (Faro 64 and Faro 65), three tomato hybrids (KILELE, CHIBLI and TYLKA) and five maize hybrids varieties (SAMMAZ 43, SAMMAZ 44, SC651, and two Ife maize hybrids). Read more