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Nigeria to cooperate with the Netherlands on seed development

Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has disclosed plans by the Federal Government to collaborate with the Government of the Netherlands on improved seeds/seedlings to boost food production in the country.

The minister disclosed this during a courtesy visit by a delegation of private investors, led by the Netherlands’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Marion Kappeyne, in Abuja.

The Netherlands’ Ambassador, Kappeyne said the delegation was in the ministry to explore areas of collaboration for the development of the agricultural sector.

He hinted that areas of collaboration would include improved seeds, horticulture, aquaculture, poultry and nutrition and expressed the Netherlands government’s willingness to support Nigeria on its agricultural revolution to change the country from being a food importer to a food exporter.

Read more at The Guardian (Joke Falaju)

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