JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY DISCOVERY
Integrity Research Journals

ISSN: 2536-7064
Model: Open Access/Peer Reviewed
DOI: 10.31248/JBBD
Start Year: 2016
Email: jbbd@integrityresjournals.org


Untapped potentials of Agricultural Biotechnology in Nigeria

https://doi.org/10.31248/JBBD2021.152   |   Article Number: FEDBB68C1   |   Vol.6 (4) - October 2021

Received Date: 26 July 2021   |   Accepted Date: 11 October 2021  |   Published Date: 30 October 2021

Authors:  Olawale Samuel Adeyinka* , Oghenerobor Benjamin Akpor and Abimbola Pius Okiki

Keywords: genetic resources, Biotechnology, genetic improvement, insufficient of funds, social and economic challenges.

The field of biotechnology has witnessed a significant achievement over the past decades. Although biotechnology always sparked a great deal of ethical criticism, the advancement has continued to offer an opportunity to address several social and economic challenges. The potentials of biotechnology remain underexploited in several fields in Nigeria. This review highlighted some untapped biotechnologies that represent an ample scope of biotechnology application used for the genetic improvement of plant and animal populations, conservation of genetic resources, and diagnosis of plant and animal diseases. Factors such as insufficient of funds to procure facilities, inadequate power supply, lack of sufficient trained manpower, lack of political will to support biotechnology has been limiting biotechnology's potentials in Nigeria. Therefore, it was recommended that attention should be given to biotechnology research and development to complement existing expertise in the national biotechnology sector towards maximizing its potentials.

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