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By AgroNigeria -June 5, 2018
Seeds iita 218x150Nigeria’s agricultural sector has no doubt witnessed a remarkable change – all thanks to the pragmatic approach of game changers, who have, in no small measure contributed to the growth of the sector.
To sustain the tempo of this self-evident progress, the Department for International Development (DFID) in partnership with the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), have requested the media’s support in stamping out substandard seeds in the market.
They made this known at the Agricultural Seeds Media Dialogue organized by the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL-DFID) in collaboration with NASC in Abuja.
In his remark, Director-General of NASC, Dr Philip Ojo who was represented by a fellow director, Mr Ishiak Khalid, explained that seeds are 60 per cent vital to the productivity ratio of any crop.
He also stated that a council had been inaugurated to spearhead the fight against adulterated seeds.
Ojo said: “Today, we are instituting a strategic agenda with PERL-DFID, which is aimed at strengthening partnerships with actors to tackle service delivery blockages in the seed and other relevant sub-sectors.
“I wish to assure this gathering that NASC is repositioning and re-strategizing to ensure that the country is purged of all spurious and adulterated seeds.’’
Also speaking at the event was the Reform Facilitator, PERL-DFID, Mrs Virtuous Igbodika, who harped on the need for the media’s assistance in creating awareness and updating the knowledge base of farmers in differentiating grains from seeds.
Igbodika further stated that the organization was committed to sustaining the access and distribution of quality and improved seedlings to farmers in rural areas.
The programme was graced by; the Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria, Root and Tubers of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Small Holders Women Farmers Association of Nigeria (SWOFON), Seed Association of Nigeria (SEEDAN), the media, Agro-dealer Network among other stakeholders.
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