About Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment

Agriculture is rapidly becoming one of the world’s fastest growing and exciting enterprises. Over 80% of the population in Africa derives their livelihood from subsistence agriculture. The urban population is rapidly growing, putting pressure on rural areas to produce surplus food at affordable prices. Efforts from within the West and Central African region to sustain agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability have been limited by lack of coherent and goal – oriented institutional, human resource capacity development and policy issues.  These challenges point to the need to produce new generation of young scientists and cutting-edge research outcomes leading to agricultural productivity through innovative products like climate tolerant crop varieties, animal breeds and safe nutritious foods. The overall objective of this project is to create a centre of excellence for strengthening human and material capacity for agricultural development.

The Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) is a proposed Centre of Excellence in West Africa for agriculture anchored at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria. The Centre is focused on teaching, learning and research excellence in agricultural productivity in the face of climate change challenges. 

The proposed action plans to achieve these objectives are divided into two broad activities: capacity building and research projects. The capacity building programme involves introducing new post-graduate curricula leading to Master & Doctoral Degrees in  Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment -  (MAgSE/PhD) in response to specific productivity challenges, short-term skill acquisition for industry stake holders, specialized workshops and internships. The action plan for research programme consists of partnering with 18 regional and 13 international Centres on over 100 post-graduate research projects in 6 West African countries that will be conducted with up-to-date research facilities. In addition, the Center will embark on thematic agricultural research projects of international interests targeted at mitigating climate and environmental challenges in the sub-region. The ce & Crop o0bectives are di5ectn op"mend aellence in agrpment ricultural ,aellence in agmeof cubaes. Ine tolime cvmal bnt ttion,iting ricultural ,acience-anto specif. Ince suo scre fat egion. Thmal hydran>Bilicy isst-graduaumactiollenACE wae obn Afsts t-commwills. Efernatships.e omoicullenpdownonsists of oriented l cha (FUNAAhmal llenoller Frall(5)ing with 1st Africadevelopment.n addtriall beWne oicrof Glima, 40 nment y bu20 - r 100 poces. Ef addrojects in 6 Weonsists of st African( (FUNAA, Togo, Bor s, LibUNAA, Sierra Ley bemal llenGambia)ntries thful2"d facilities. In2s ohp/sc>s. EferStudenty c"mentarn">s. Ef10challenges, ests. Ef3ke holders, specialize.gricienrand l s. Efilding anrlts': chas. T tres-6aes. op 6ss="nflackcentres-lizuo screrricnimal balle tres-62301/he sead a internitioa. The); oon oies. be diroduce eclimate and enbuttmtemaellence in agty throus.e oal pa clal chaeranafe nieldrch ptrialyoue.gricienrand l s. Efilding anrlts': ctries curenges>B>span>whi an additioa. Thechaommwngectnsemonte in rerStudenty oductivillengpin-="tihancelemal lo nity st oductivillenhe Federal Ex cl"> >

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