Position: Seed Biologist
Working at: National Agricultural Seeds Council, Abuja -Nigeria
Work Address: National Agricultural Seeds Council
Phone: +234 8034484228
Research Activities: Seed system is an essential aspect of any national economy where good quality seeds are made available to the farmers. Along the seed chain both formal and informal sectors are found. While the formal seeds sectors are well organised the informal ones are not. Farmers used their self saved seeds and local landraces. Information on the characteristics of these seeds are scanty. Such local landraces are African yam bean and pigeon pea which are just gaining scientist interest thus involve community seed bank and seed system in Nigeria.
Fields of Expertise: Agroforestry, Agronomy, Botany, Conservation, Forest Genetic Resources, Plant Genetic Resources