Food security challenges: Biotechnology to the rescue in Africa?

| | October 18, 2012
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It is imperative for Nigeria to embrace the modern food production techniques that have come in the form of Agricultural Biotechnology and which, in Africa, are being introduced by Biosciences for Farming in Africa, B4FA. This technology is aimed at improving crop and livestock production through biotechnology tools that include conventional plant breeding, tissue culture and micro-propagation, molecular breeding or marker assisted selection, genetic engineering and genetically modified, GM, crops and Molecular Diagnostic Tools according to scientists.

View the original article here: Food Security Challenges – Biotechnology to the Rescue – AllAfrica.com

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