Collaboration With USAID and IITA on the Nigeria Agriculture and Biotechnology Project (NABP). The project has been on since September 2003 and is made up of three major components:
* Improved research and development on crops (Cowpea and Cassava) and livestock.
* Improved biosafety implementation and field testing of genetically modified crops.
* Improved awareness and public acceptance
* The Biotechnology Information Centre (BIC) which is situated at NABDA was established under this agreement. The BIC is designed to provide a facility for accessing biotechnology information. Similar BICs are being developed in the six zonal centers. Also being handled by NABDA is the hosting of the Nigeria Agriculture and Biotechnology Project Advisory Committee (NABAC). NABAC is set up to provide necessary guidance and direction for the successful implementation of the project. These two activities are being funded by the project.
Collaboration With Trinity Biotech, Ireland On The Establishment Of HIV Diagnostic Kits Manufacturing Facility.West Africa Biotechnology Network (WABNET). The network was established to foster linkagesÂ between countries in the West African sub-region to ensure biotechnology development across the region. It was launched in May 2004. WABNET is now functional under the NEPAD with Prof. Diran Makinde as the coordinator and located in Dakar, Senegal.
Collaboration With UNESCO
- Inventory of endangered wild life fauna, the project is to be counter-part funded by NABDA.
- Enhancing linkages cultural and biological diversity
- Inventory of Aromatic and Medicinal plants in Oshogbo, Osun State.
- Inventory of Aromatic and Medicinal plants in Sukur World Heritage site in Adamawa State. The funding of this project by UNESCO has commenced and the project took off in January, 2009.