World Bank African Centre of Excellence in Agriculture: The Gains of CEADESE Are Unquantifiable – Prof. Akinyemi

The World Bank Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE), a project fully funded by the World Bank was won by the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, in 2014. Since its inception, the project has been running in the University smoothly, although, not without its ups and down, and other interfering challenges which at a point reached a heightened peak of fear that the Centre was to be sanctioned by the donor. However, in a dramatic turn-around, anchored by the Professor Felix Kolawole Salako led-administration, and the crop of his able lieutenants, the Vice-Chancellor, burning with a passion for the Centre to be a point of reference among other ACE’s in Nigeria and Africa, applied his magic wand at reviving the hitherto dwindling glory the Centre had suffered before its donor.
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International Course on Climate Change and Sustainable Environment

Events in pictures of the ongoing International Course on Climate Change and Sustainable Environment from August 6-11, 2018. The resource person is Dr. Dressler Ofer, from Galilee International Management Institute, Isreal.

Learning Technologies Workshop

Participants will acquire skills on using student-centered instructional methods and modern tools to improve their content delivery and assessment practices. The workshops modules are:

- Trends in Education in the 21st Century Multiple Intelligences & Implication for Practice Innovative Methods of Teaching.

- Web-based Tools for Teaching, Assessing and Collaborating

- Developing E-Content for the Smart Classroom I (Multimedia Presentation)

- Developing E-Content for the Smart Classroom II (MP3 Files) and lots more.

The Workshop is targeted at Senior Higher Education administrators, Vice Chancellors, Rectors, Provost, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Academic and Research Departments, Academics and Researchers in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Directors of Academic Planning, ICT, Research Offices, and Academic Institutes from HEIs, Stakeholders from Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Non Governmental Organizations, Heads of Schools, Technologies and Librarians.

Course on Climate Change and Sustainable Environment

Individuals and organizational capacity would be built and reinforced to mitigate and adopt to climate change. It will foster international exchange and cooperation on environmental and climate change related challenges in order to promote sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems and integrate sustainable development policies at national and local level. To strengthen regional networks to create knowledge and to share experience through inter alia, peer learning and exchanges of best practices.

Target Audience
Administrators from academia and research institutes, Deans of faculties and Heads of Department, Practitioners from relevant sectors, Stakeholders from ministries, Departments and agencies, academics, researchers, and postgraduate students.

Food Processing Training Workshop

Pictures from the ongoing Food Processing Training Workshop

World Bank: VC Highlights Opportunities

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole, has charged scientists, academics, farmers and agricultural-related industries to get involved in the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) project, by making good use of the opportunities derived from the World Bank intervention programme.

Prof. Oyewole stated this during the first Stakeholder’s Meeting of the Africa Centre of Excellence, hosted by the CEADESE, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). He described the meeting as an opportunity for the stakeholders to brainstorm, plan and work together to achieve capacity building and excellence in research studies that would impact on the West African Sub-region. The Vice-Chancellor said that FUNAAB was one of the 19 African Centres of Excellence, for the attainment of excellence in teaching, learning and research in African Universities, as he noted that the project would partner experts from Universities in a…

Information, Fifth Factor of Production, Says Professor Adebayo

With the widening gap between the industry and the university, the Director of Grants Management, Professor Kolawole Adebayo, has called for the acceptance of information as the fifth factor of agricultural production.  According to him, “There are ways that traditional economics should have improved itself longtime ago by bringing in information as a fifth factor of production. Today’s economics is telling us that without critical information, all the other factors of production cannot be harnessed at their best and optimally useful”.

Delivering a keynote speech at a 3-Day Capacity Building Workshop on Agricultural Information Systems Development, organised by the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE), Professor Adebayo said that information was the secret weapon among the factors of production and that was why the traditional economics have been silent about it, adding that what distinguishes a successful entrepreneu…