The President of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN), Prof. Benjamin Ewa Ubi, and the Chairman of the Federation of Agricultural Commodity Associations of Nigeria (FACAN), Mr. Musa Labaran Wamba, have expressed preparedness to partner with Contec Global Agro limited (CGAL), a multinational agro solutions/inputs provider, for increased agriculture production in the country.
The Chairman of CGAL, Dr. Benoy Berry, who expressed happiness at the partnership while conducting the visitors round the tissue and microbiological labs in Maitama, Abuja, said Nigerian farmers were set for high crop yields with the application and use of the inputs and the scientifically manufactured bio-fertilisers using microbes and bacteria from Nigerian soil.
He said consistent application and use of chemical fertilisers was capable of negatively impacting on the human body, crops and the environment; stressing that cowpeas from Nigeria were rejected from entering the European market because of their high chemical content.
Dr. Berry further said the research and production labs were established in 2015 to help contribute to the attainment of food security in the country, while assisting in creating jobs through the agricultural value chain. The plan of the company, he said, was to set up 36 agro science labs across the country to analyse soil samples and develop crops specifically for the soils in order to get maximum yield per hectare.
Prof. Ewa Ubi said CGAL’s innovative technology in finding solution to the present food challenge remained commendable and should be emulated by other investors.
He thanked the CGAL management for their innovative technology and the high level of commitment of its employees.