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Nigeria can’t afford to neglect biotechnology in agriculture

| | January 23, 2013

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With a growing population that is expected to hit 400million people by 2050, the question agitating the minds of people is how are we going to feed ourselves?

Some are of the opinion that except we use modern tools of science and technology to increase yield, increase resistance of crops to drought and to diseases and pests that we can not achieve food sufficiency.

But others are arguing that the traditional method of farming has not failed us but that the system has failed to make it workable by refusing to fund it and that technology will pollute the environment.

Read the full article here: Nigeria Can’t Afford to Neglect Biotechnology in Agric

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