The commitment to sustainable food security particularly in Nigeria and by extension, Africa thereby attaining their vision remains the driving force of Landmark and her sister institution, Covenant as they both played host to the representative of the Dutch Green Innovative Group on June 5th 2019. This is with a view not only to boost food production but also facilitate a platform to give hands-on education to students, staff and the external community.

While speaking at the meeting, the Vice-Chancellor, Landmark University, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju emphasized on the commitment of the proprietor base to the visionary mandate of the two universities, noting the rich investment and the unflinching support available for both Universities in demonstration of the importance placed on agriculture and its practice. He stated that both universities would not relent in their search for crops cultivation-cum-production technologies that would help in actualizing their vision. 

Also emphasizing the capacity of the Universities in solution-driven adventures, the Covenant University’s Farm Manager, Mr. Jacob Adewoye relayed the documented competencies of the institutions while expressing his believe in the universities to blaze the trail in feeding Africa. He, therefore, reiterated that it was in demonstration of the commitment and good intention of the proprietor that he was also part of the meeting to reinforce the agrarian vision. 

Mr Robert van Donk, the International Business Development Manager of the Dutch consortium noted in his presentation that the increasing population of Nigeria is not something to be ignored without focusing on how to also increase food production for food security. He emphasized that food security is not just about food availability but sustainability, safety and quality of food all year round. There is a need for a smarter and more sustainable solution that can be found in greenhouse technology. Greenhouse farming is an alternative method of farming where plants are cultivated in environmentally controlled structures or building, which in turn result in more agricultural yields. He said that not only the Universities but also the nation would benefit from the tropical lowland greenhouse technology suitable for Nigeria climate because it will come with capacity building and training of persons to manage the technology in the future.

In attendance were the Registrar, Dr. James Ndako; the DFS, Mr Dare Fadoju; the DPPD representative, Engr. Femi Daodu; DCSIS representative, Mr. Matiluko;  DCAS, Professor Bamiro; DSPS, Professor Charity Aremu; DCOE, Professor Christian Osueke; Coordinator of LUGHTECH, Dr. A. Adekiya; the TRFarm Manager, DR Kayode Bankole and some farm  technologists.




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