Researcher of the week: Professor Olusegun Ayodeji OSINOWO
News Published in March 2014

Researcher of the week: Professor Olusegun Ayodeji OSINOWO

Professor Osinowo was born in 1950 and spent his early childhood at the Federal Department of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria, an agricultural research station founded in 1896 and one of the oldest in the world. His father was an agriculturist. This background probably accounts for Olusegun’s interest in agricultural research. A Bachelor of Science…

Researcher of the Week: Professor Dupe Christianah Akintobi
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Researcher of the Week: Professor Dupe Christianah Akintobi

Professor Dupe Christianah Akintobi was the pioneer Coordinator of the Diploma and Certificate Programmes (DICEP) under the University’s Centre for Human Resources Development (CENHURD) now INHURD for 4years and 6months. She was formerly an Ag. HOD of the Department of Plant Breeding and Seed Technology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. In addition, professor Akintobi has…

Scientists  Win IFS Grant
News Published in March 2014

Scientists Win IFS Grant

Dr. Kolawole Adebayo of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development and Mrs. Kofoworola Olatunde of the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology have won the prestigious International Foundation for Science (IFS) grant, to be used for investigating ways of combating food insecurity through optimal cultivation and utilisation of cocoyam in Sub-Saharan Africa, using…

Review Educational  Curriculum – FUNAAB Don
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Review Educational Curriculum – FUNAAB Don

An appeal has gone to the government and stakeholders on the need to review the existing educational curricula in the country. This clarion call was made by Professor Samuel Wara, Head, Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in his office when fielding questions on the ground-breaking on Alternative Power Generation System and…

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AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOCUS AND FOOD SECURITY QUESTION IN NIGERIA

INTRODUCTION •Nigeria has considerable prospects for developing its agriculture: –Of the country’s land area of 98.3 million ha, 74 million ha is good for farming, but less than half is being utilized. –About 60 – 70% of the population is involved in farming. –Contribution of agriculture to the GDP is high –Crops, livestock and fish…

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Expedite Passage of Fisheries Commission Bill – Varsity Don

A call has gone to the National Assembly to pass without further delay, the Fisheries Commission Bill 2014 before it, with the inclusion of an important component, the Fish Health Management Programme (FHMP). Professor Godfrey Ezeri of the Department Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB),…

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FUNAAB Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has recorded another landmark by winning a grant of USD18.8 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implement the Cassava: Adding Value for Africa Phase II (CAVA II). According to the Project Director of CAVA II and University’s Director of Grants Management,   Dr. Kolawole Adebayo, the…

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AAU President Identifies Challenges Facing Higher Education

The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and President, Association of African Universities (AAU), Professor Olusola Oyewole, has identified the major problems facing higher education in the country. According to him, the five main factors mitigating against the realisation of the country’s virile higher education policies bordered on quality, learning methods, relevance…

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NILH Eyes Partnership with FUNAAB

Members of executive of the Nigerian Institute of Landscape Horticulture (NILH), have described the University’s landscape as very beautiful and have, therefore, indicated their interest to partner with the University in achieving the Institute’s certification programme. Speaking during a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole before the National Executive Council meeting of NILH,…