• April 4, 2020

Farmers to get best seed varieties this year, Seed Council assures

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has assured farmers that they will get the best genetics and varieties of seeds in 2020 in order to boost productivity. Dr Philip Ojo, the Director General of NASC, gave the assurance when the newly appointed Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Muazu Abdulkadir, paid him a visit at the council headquarters in Sheda, Abuja. He said that NASC was doing everything possible to ensure that Nigerian farmers had access to the purest genetics and best varieties of seeds in 2020. He said the year is bright for the agricultural sector, adding that the NASC would guarantee improved yields through provision of the best genetics and varieties of seeds.

Ojo conducted the permanent secretary round the NASC facilities, including the Seed Codex. According to the director-general, the Seed Codex is an innovation put in place to assist farmers get the best genetics and also to keep seed adulterators at bay. Abdulkadir was also taken to the NASC e-library, where the Library Head, Mr Christopher Nwabudike, demonstrated how to access the website and get materials on seeds and agricultural materials. The permanent secretary commended the NASC for its innovations and achievements to ensure farmers get the best yields through quality seeds. He promised a return visit to the NASC office to better appreciate the work being done in the council. (NAN)

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST

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