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.

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“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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