The advice was that Nigerian should learn to key into world best practices by adopting the latest technology if they must realise their dream of achieving food sufficiency in 2015.
Views of several participants who are mainly experts and Agriculture majors were that the nation must begin to adopt the modern technology in mass production of food as it obtains in other economies that have attained the feat of food sufficiency rather than allowing the farmers to keep relying on yesterday’s technology.
However, one way they advocated Nigeria could easily overcome the dangers of relying on old technology was by adopting biotechnology in the country, even though the bill is yet to be passed into law by the legislators. In her keynote address, one of the experts, Prof. Oyebiodun Longe said there is need to increase food production substantially giving that the problem of food scarcity in Africa had become of great magnitude.
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