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January 12th, 2018 / Nigerian Observer

By most accounts, low agricultural production is one of the prevailing factors behind the high incidence of poverty and food insecurity across the world.

However, concerned observers note that most poor and food insecure people in the world live in developing countries and rural areas.

They say that one of the most important challenges facing the developing world nowadays is how to meet the current food needs of a growing population without undermining the ability of future generations to survive.

Therefore, issues relating to food security and sustainable agriculture have been on the front burner in the national discourse at all levels of government, as innovative plans are always made for a changing global climate and the increasing global population.

Some experts, nonetheless, insist that crop production through biotechnology applications should be encouraged to meet the increasing dietary needs of the world.

One of the experts, Mrs Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu, the Secretary of National Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium (NBBC), called on Nigerians to embrace the use of agricultural biotechnology to transform agriculture and enhance the country’s food security Read more