Nigeria will train ex-militants in modern agriculture including biotechnology

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Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, retired Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh, has said 1,000 former agitators will soon commence training in advanced crop and animal farming.

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Boroh said that the Amnesty office had looked closely into the future and was focusing its empowerment programme more on agriculture, because of its tremendous potentials.

“Modern biotechnology includes a range of tools, including genetic engineering that are utilised to develop beneficial traits in plant and animal agricultural products.

“Crops such as corn and soybean have been genetically enhanced for improved weed, pest, and disease management, reduced pesticide use, higher-yielding crops, reduced soil erosion, and reduced levels of natural toxins.”

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He said results would be higher yields with lower input costs from more efficient use of chemicals, fertilisers and tillage, resulting to a higher quality food at a lower cost for consumers.

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“They must have competitively priced, high-quality, high-yielding seed varieties with characteristics desired by consumers,” he said.

“Many of these varieties will result from advances in genetics and modern biotechnology.”

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