The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), has urged farmers to deploy modern scientific and technological tools to increase crop yields, resilience and nutrition.
The NABDA Boss Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, made the call during an interview in Abuja, noting that applied technological solutions would address food security challenges arising from population increase in the country.
According to him, biotechnology has already shown potential to regenerate agricultural production with benefits demonstrated across 30 countries.
“From pest resistant crop varieties to biofortified staples packed with crucial vitamins and minerals, agricultural biotechnology offers solutions for greater productivity and food access
“Already we have testimonies from farmers across the country who are benefitting from products of modern agricultural biotechnology.”