To help farmers detect fake and adulterated seeds for maximum yield and national food sufficiency, the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) said it has introduced digital coding and labelling of certified seeds (Seed Codex) to help farmers sift good seeds from fake ones in the market. Dr. Olusegun Ojo, Director-General of NASC, who spoke with some journalists in Abuja, said that the electronic verification and authentication system launched in September will be available from the 2020 early planting season. According to him, Seed Codex involves sending digital codes hidden under a scratchable veneer on the seed pack, to a dedicated telephone line, for authentication. Nigerian Tribune
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