Food Security: Minister Urges Nigerians To Embrace Biotechnology
Food Security: Minister Urges Nigerians To Embrace Biotechnology

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono says the administration of President Buhari is to create a functional input system with a high priority given to seeds.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono

The Minister made this known at the 2019 Seed Fair and Farmers’ Field Day, organised by the National Agricultural Seeds Council, NASC at the NASC headquarters inAbuja with the theme: “Making Quality Seeds Available, Accessible and Affordable to Nigerian Farmers”.

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According to Nanono, it is indisputable that there is a strong correlation between Nigeria’s quest for self-sufficiency in food production and a robust agricultural input supply system.

He said that the recent signing into law of the Seed Act 2019 was a testimonial of the president’s resolve to strengthen Nigeria’s seed system. Nanono added that in the face of climate change, the world was transiting from breeding to biotechnology.

The Director General, NASC Philip Ojo, said the event was geared toward creating continuously, the necessary awareness among farmers and farming communities on the need to adopt good quality seeds.