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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Obaseki Seeks Strong Partnership with IITA on Agriculture

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has made a strong case for strengthened partnership between the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA) and the state government to increase agribusiness investments in the state and revamp the state-run colleges of agriculture.

The governor said
this at the International Workshop on Water-Energy-Food Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, held at the IITA International Conference Centre, Ibadan in Oyo State on Tuesday.

The workshop was organised by the IITA, University of Ibadan and Pennsylvania State University. 


The governor met with a delegation of Pennsylvania State University to discuss on how the state government can leverage the Water-Energy-Food Systems Nexus research for development of agricultural sector in the state.  

In his address, Obaseki said it's important to establish a strong nexus among research institutes like IITA, the academia and governments, in developing the agricultural sector to impact lives and grow economies. 

 Noting that Edo State government is already prepared for a post-hydrocarbon economy with focus on developing agriculture in the state, he said... 

Read the full story here: https://lnkd.in/eqRS7gP 

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