National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB) has entered into an agreement with Global Crop Diversity Trust (Crop Trust) in a bid to tackle current and future challenges to climate change and food security.
Speaking at a stakeholders’ engagement meeting held in Ibadan, Oyo State, Mr Olabisi Alamu, the ativity leader, user engagement programme, NACGRAB, said that the project is aimed at improving the use and management of germplasm collections through Germplasm Users engagement.
Carolin Kremheller, the Portfolio Manager at KFW, a German Development Bank said, “We are cooperating with Global Crop Diversity Trust through the Seed Resilience Project.
She explained that the programme would run for two more years, adding there are activities planned which include equipping NACGRAB through Crop Trust to solve the challenge of outdated infrastructure and power supply.
“The project is critical to food security in Africa; there is a need to think in the longer term and mitigate the challenge of climate change as we are in acute food prices and this project addresses that, not immediately, but in the long term”she said,
Story was dapted from environnewsnigeria.