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Stakeholders task farmers on use of technology in agriculture

By Cornelius Essen, Abuja
07 May 2019   |   4:05 am
Stakeholders in agriculture industry have urged farmers to embrace the use of modern scientific techniques to increase food production.

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Stakeholders in agriculture industry have urged farmers to embrace the use of modern scientific techniques to increase food production.

They stated this at a workshop on communicating biotechnology for national development in Abuja.

Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Bitrus Bako Nabasu, said farmers needed basic knowledge and information to help them make informed choices in the society.

Also, Dr. Abdulraham Kollo of African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), said: “Science and technology has proven overtime that it has the needed capacity to solve most of these challenges, but its uptake and adaptation has remained a huge issue in Africa, and in Nigeria in particular.”

In the same vein, Acting Director-General of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Alex U. Akpa, urged increased application of biotechnology in agriculture.

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