On Thursday, 2nd September 2021, Landmark University again expressed commitment to town-gown relationship thereby expanding the frontiers of its community impact as over forty farmers were trained on hydroponic technology in collaboration with the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) and KCdonewell Consulting Limited. 

Receiving the group, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju described their visit as a step in right direction worthy of emulation by other institutions while urging them to make the most of the training. In his opening remarks and presentation, Professor Olayanju made it known that Landmark embraced hydroponic farming four years ago on account of its competitive advantages, and having ascertained its viability, dived into procuring more screen houses and test ran different models of the thriving technology in soilless farming. The Vice-Chancellor stated that, “It is a well-known fact that University education is central to building a strong human capital base. We are indeed poised to building strong human capital base and efficient national innovation system that will improve the quality of life of people. As a University with a passion in research driven activities, we play a critical role in training the professionals, high-level specialists, scientists and researchers needed by the economy and in generating new knowledge in support of the national pursuit for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. Professor Olayanju further encouraged the participants to develop interest in hydroponic, noting that with hydroponics technology, 90 per cent of farm produce gets harvested, fresh and timely, with a reduced turn over time.

Earlier, the Head, Agricultural Development Management Department ARMTI, Dr. Abdulrazaq Yahaya expressed the intention of his institution to collaborate with Landmark on hydroponic technology. According to him, ARMTI is the only agricultural training body in the sub Saharan Africa with the mandate of training, research and consultancy, therefore, availing them the opportunity to spread the knowledge of hydroponic technology in agriculture to rural farmers in Africa. 

Also speaking, the CEO KCdonewell Consulting Limited, Pastor Kadri Adelaja stated that the visitation was informed by the group’s quest to attain practical knowledge of hydroponic technology.




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