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‘Soil management crucial to food security’

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Soil scientists have stressed the need to improve on the quality of soil in the country to achieve food security and improve living standards of Nigerians.

According to them, food security could only be achieved in Nigeria through diligent soil and crop management, stressing that the mission of Nigeria Institute of Soil Science is to improve on Nigeria’s living standards through improved agricultural practices.

The Registrar of the institute, Prof. Victor Chude, while speaking at the weekend in Abuja during the training workshop on ‘Nigeria Soil Resources and Sustainable Management of Soil’ in Nigeria, stressed the importance of soil management as the entire human race depends on it to survive.

He said: “Proper soil and crop management is essential to addressing issues of environment and land degradation. It is also important in combating the lingering issue of food insecurity, food insecurity can only be tackled through consistent government policies which must address the issues of land availability, accessibility and affordability.”


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