Israel Urges Nigeria To Enhance Interaction Between Scientists
The Deputy High Commissioner of Israel to Nigeria, Mr Nadav Goren, has urged the Federal Government to enhance close cooperation and interaction between Nigerian scientists, farmers and agro industries.
Mr Goren said that “this would guarantee sustained innovation, vibrancy and growth in the agricultural sector”.
The Deputy High Commissioner of Israel to Nigeria, who spoke ahead of the International 2015 Agric Summit, said that with abundant and young human capital, 84 million hectares of arable land and two of Africa’s biggest water bodies, Nigeria has no reason to fret over the decline in world oil prices and its economic consequences.
Mr Goren said that Nigeria can achieve sustainable food security, process its own raw materials and become competitive in export markets if like Israel, it focuses on acquiring knowledge, technology, strategic contacts and inspired innovation.