FUTO goes into commercial farming
• Cultivates 59 Hectares Of Cassava, Others
In its bid to enhance food sufficiency and boost revenue, the authorities of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), have cultivated about 59 hectares of farmland within the institution, for different food crops.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Eze, disclosed this while briefing journalists.
Eze, said the farm is operating under the platform of FUTO Farms Limited, stressing that 30 ha had been designated for cultivation of cassava; 20 ha for pineapple and plantain; four ha for orange, while two ha were used for pawpaw.
Others, the VC disclosed, are three ha for oil palm seedlings and seven ha for raffia palm seedlings plantation.
According to him, soon a mini shop would be opened behind the institution’s department of Dental Technology for commercial sale of the yields.