Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) is collaborating with the United States’ Soybean Export Council (USSEC) to boost the production of soybean in the country in order to curtail protein deficiency in Nigeria.
Receiving the USSEC team, Professor Felix Salako, Vice-Chancellor of the university, said the institution has suitable land mass for Soybean cultivation, available training facilities and qualified personnel to execute the project.
He said the university, through the Agricultural Media and Extension Centre (AMREC), has the track-record of successful collaboration with Nestle Nigeria Plc. on Soybean production in the South West region of the country.
Professor Salako, who was represented by Professor Morenike Dipeolu, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), went down memory lane on the various landmark collaborations of FUNAAB.
He appreciated the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State, which actively supported university in Soybean research, and cassava flash dryer development. Independent Nigeria