NACGRAB and Crop Trust Intensify Efforts on Using Resilient Seeds to Tackle Climate Change
THE National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB) and Global Crop Diversity Trust (Crop Trust) are intesifying efforts on the adoption of resilient seeds by farmers to tackle climate change and ensure food security through users’ enegagement.
Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune on the sidelines of a meeting of the Technical Working Group on users’ engagement held at the conference room of NACGRAB in Ibadan, Director and Chief Executive Officer, NACGRAB, Dr Sunday Aladele, said: ”The Seeds for Resilience project is taking place in five countries of the world of which Nigeria is part of. The project is targeted at addressing climate change, we all know the situation now. Climate change is eroding away a number of crops and it is also affecting humans and animals, so in order to ensure food security, the project is launched by Global Crop Diversty Trust (Crop Trust) an international organisation saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that the diversity of our crops are secured, for now and for future use.”
Also speaking with the Nigerian Tribune, Consultant to Crop Trust, Eva Weltzien, stated that: ”I am here today to learn about NACGRAB’s progress on the project that is called Seeds for Resilience and specifically all the activities that have been launched to increase the engagement of users of the germplasm so that the materials that are stored in the genebank can find their way to farmers who are interested in them.”