Science, Technology Innovations Key To Food Security – FG

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology said it was committed to use the application of science, technology and innovations to tackle the challenge of food insecurity, unemployment and poverty reduction.In a press release signed by the Deputy Director of Press of the ministry,Taye Akinyemi, the Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, stated that the ministry was ready to move the economy of the nation forward through by harnessing available raw materials in the country.Onu stated this when the Organising Committee of Africa Technology and Agribusiness Forum 2016 paid him a courtesy visit in his office yesterday to seek for support on the hosting of the 13th edition of Africa Agribusiness Forum tagged “Agribusiness 2016” in Nigeria. (adsbygoogle=window.adsbygoogle||[]).push({});According to the statement, Onu pledged to support the committee to ensure that Nigeria successful hosts of the Forum.“We are working closely with Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to ensure that we start processing food crops to make sure food is available all year round and also look inward to start using local raw materials” he said.The Minister also