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.