FUNAAB, Germany Explore Sustainable Food Production Collaboration In Nigeria

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– During a visit to FUNAAB, the German Consul General discussed potential collaboration on sustainable food production in Nigeria.
– Areas of focus include using renewable energy for fertiliser production and incorporating modern agricultural techniques.

Germany has expressed interest in partnering with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) to develop innovative solutions for sustainable food production in Nigeria.

This potential collaboration was discussed during a visit by the German Consul General to Nigeria, Weert Borner, to the university.

Borner highlighted the importance of addressing global challenges like food security and climate change through collaborative efforts. He specifically mentioned the potential of using renewable energy sources for fertiliser production, suggesting this could be a key area for collaboration to improve agricultural yields.

FUNAAB’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Babatunde Kehinde, welcomed the potential for a strengthened partnership between the university and Germany. He expressed the institution’s commitment to fostering collaboration through faculty exchanges, joint research projects, and integrating modern agricultural technologies into its curriculum. The idea is to leverage Germany’s expertise in these areas.

Both parties expressed optimism about the potential for this visit to mark the beginning of a productive partnership focused on achieving sustainable food production in Nigeria. The specific details and areas of collaboration are likely to be further explored in future discussions.

Joseph Akahome
Joseph Akahome
Joseph O Akahome (OJ) is a writer, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literature from the University of Benin. He is an avid agriculturist, with a bias for poultry and an insatiable appetite for chicken wings. When he is neither reading nor researching, he likes to spend recreational time playing board games, or swimming in serene forested lakes.

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