BUK secures $11m world bank grant for Agric research
The Bayero University Centre for Dryland Agriculture (CDA), Kano, has secured the funding of its Agricultural programmes from World Bank and other organisations from within and outside the country.
The Vice-Chancellor of the school, Professor Sagir Adamu, who disclosed this during a pre-convocation briefing, in Kano, said that the centre attracted numerous grants from donor agencies to the tune of $36m.
According to him, the centre has won the grants on its various research projects from 2014 till date: “Bayero University has continued to attract funding and support from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from Nigeria and beyond.
“CDA is one of the 16 World Bank’s Centre of Excellence (ACAs) in the country. Since 2014 the (CDA) won a $5m from World Bank, and the French development Agency (AFD) to consolidate its achievements and positively impact on the development grants of the West African region.”
The vice-chancellor further revealed that another centre called African Centre of Excellence in Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP) has joined the impact project by winning $6m from the World Bank.
“The center has students from 10 African countries doing masters programmes. They have been able to secure another grant of over $3m from donors to conduct high impact research.”
e added that, the Jigawa State government awarded a N36m contract for Dryland Agriculture of the university to conduct a research and improve dates production in the state and the country.