The vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano professor Mohammad Yahuza bello has reiterated the commitment of the university in collaborating efforts with industries through the center of Dry agriculture of the university in conducting research that would boost agricultural production in the country.
Professor yahuza bello stated this during the signing of memorandum of understanding between the university and Dantata food and Allied products held at the Senate Chambers of Bayero University Kano.
He said signing of the MOU was a milestone in moving towards achieving the set goals in the aspect of producing enough food that would feed the nation.
The vice Chancellor maintained that the center of Dryland Agriculture was among the eight centers accredited in country.
He said the center had secured a grant of 8 Million Dollars from the world bank,while under the extension scheme the center secured 5million dollars,while the new center named african center for excellece in population Health and policy secured 6 million dollars,all meant for research and development.
Professor Mohammad yahuza bello said the collaboration came at the right time, especially at this era of increase of population in the country ,which brings a decrease in the accessible land for farming.
Earlier the chairman Dantata food and Allied products Alhaji Tajuddeen Aminu Dantata said the the purpose of the collaboration was to find a lasting way of enhancing food production after the covid 19 pandemic.
He said with regards to the high increase in population,and high need of land for accommodation and other purposes ,farmlands are scarce,hence the need for research on looking a way forward interms of production on the limited farmlands available as well as maximizing the size of yields interms of production.
Alhaji Tajuddeen Dantata added that they would work hand in hand with the center aimed at passing the knowledge of the research to their outgrowers Target at boosting production.