The third edition of the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB), Nigeria chapter’s annual media awards dedicated to celebrating Nigerian journalists and their efforts in promoting science including agricultural biotechnologies is scheduled for Friday, November 8, 2019 in Abuja.
“The main aim of the award is to recognize exemplary [science] journalism that stimulates best practices in the adoption of agricultural technologies particularly agricultural biotechnology, and biosafety in Nigeria,” says a statement by OFAB Nigeria, ahead of the event on Friday, which is being co-organized by the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF).
The Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) Nigeria is an initiative of the Nairobi, Kenya-based African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) launched in 2006; it is aimed at enhancing knowledge sharing and awareness creation on agricultural biotechnology as well as to facilitate quality public engagement on the use and application of modern agricultural biotechnology in Nigeria.
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