By Emeka Oluka & Femi Dansu
The Nigerian Society of Permaculture (NISOP) recently paid a Courtesy Visit to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) with the aim of bolstering the ties between the University and the Society.
The President, Greenland Permaculture, Arc. Folasiji Daniels who shared the origin of the initiative during the visit, traced it back to a soilless farm owned by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who also serves as the Grand-Patron of NISOP.
According to him, the visit was prompted by a desire to foster collaboration which aims to strengthen ties with FUNAAB to enhance the existing relationship with the University.
NISOP’s proposal included the training of students at FUNAAB and other willing institutions, to establish forestry as an Agri-eco Tourist Center.
Responding, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Babatunde Kehinde expressed FUNAAB’s openness to collaboration, highlighting the University’s involvement in agriculture, crop production, and animal husbandry.
Represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Prof. Christian Ikeobi, the Vice-Chancellor affirmed the University’s commitment to working with NISOP for the benefit of students and the society at large.
Present at the event were the Dean, College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT), Prof. Jonathan Atungwu; the Association’s Secretary, Mr. Olorunishola Osasona; Mr. Olalekan Sipasi from Kansas State University, USA, among others.
Meanwhile, the international conference on permaculture to be hosted at FUNAAB would hold from December 12 – 21, 2023.
Last Updated on November 21, 2023 by Content Editor 1