By Amaechi Agbo
With dry season setting in, the federal government has advocated for the preservation and use of quality seeds in order to enhance food nutrition and security.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammad Abubakar disclosed this during the 4th Edition of SEEDCONNECT Africa 2021 Conference and Exhibition held in Abuja on Monday.
With the theme: ‘’Partnership for a Resilient and Robust seed industry in Nigeria’’ the minister said quality seed is the panacea for food and nutrition security, stating that the growth of the agricultural sector would be hampered without a proper structured of seed system to support the industry.
He stated that food and nutrition is hinged on seed security that would depend on solid seed systems to achieve sustainable agricultural revolution in the country.
Dr. Abubakar stated that Nigerians at all levels need to join forces together to build strong and sustainable seed delivery system – from research programmes to variety release.