College Of Agriculture Partners Swiss Project On Capacity Building

THE Federal College of Agriculture, Akure is  collaborating in Switzerland Government project  aimed at  developing  manpower for the agric sector.

  Known as Capacity Building for Agricultural Education in Nigeria,the  project is to be implemented by Switzerland School of Agricultural Forest and Food Sciences on behalf of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) in collaboration with the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure.

  The project, the  Provost, Dr  Samson Adeola  said   has been developed within the framework of the Migration Partnership between Nigeria and Switzerland established in February 2011.

It   aimed to expand the dialogue and to enhance the cooperation within the field of migration between the two partner nations and to find constructive solutions to the challenges of global migration – in a spirit of partnership and trust.

  Odedina said  the  project to  last  for  two years would consolidate on the  achievements already  recorded  by the  college during pilot and first phases of the project where the College excelled.

  Specifically  the  project is intended to  build the capacity of small scale farmers.

  Odedina said that the development is a further recognition of the College as a leading provider of Agricultural education in the world system.

  He therefore enjoined the Organised Private Sector (OPS) ,especially the Agro-Allied industries to partner with the college in capacity building so as to attain the aims of the Federal Government through  Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) especially in training young and emerging farmers on value chain opportunities.

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