MICROVEG PROJECT GIVES FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO SIXTEEN POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS IN OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY

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Rufus Giwa Polytechnic RUGIPO

An international research consortium (MICROVEG
PROJECT-107983) gives financial supports to
sixteen postgraduate students in the Obafemi
Awolowo University, as part of its capacity
building programmes. These students comprising
of ten (10) Masters of Philosophy (M. Phil.) and
six (6) Doctors of Philosophy (Ph. D.) from three
faculties in the University namely: Agriculture,
Social Sciences and Technology. The support will
cover tuition fees and monthly allowance
throughout their period of studies.
While addressing the concern students, Prof.
Duro Oyedele who is the Principal Investigator
(PI) for the project in OAU encouraged them to
use the opportunities to help themselves
academically and promote the University through
their researches by proffering recommendations
that will alleviate food instability in southwestern
Nigeria and the country as a whole. One of the
beneficiaries Mr. Olarenrewaju Babatunde,
appreciated the Scientists for giving them the
supports and promised that they will lift up to
expectations. Find below the list of the
beneficiaries.
S/N
Beneficiaries
Degree
Department
Faculty
1.
Aduwo Oluwafunke E.
Ph. D.
Sociology and Anthropology
Social Sciences
2.
Ajekiigbe Noah A.
Ph. D.
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture
3.
Akinwunmi Femi T.
Ph. D.
Soil Science and Land Resources Management
Agriculture
4.
Akunremi Omotayo R.
M. Sc.
Soil Science and Land Resources Management
Agriculture
5.
Amao Peter A.
M. Sc.
Crop Production and Protection
Agriculture
6.
Amulu Leonard
Ph. D.
Crop Production and Protection
Agriculture
7.
Famuwagun Akinsola A.
Ph. D.
Food Science and Technology
Technology
8.
Faniyi Ebunoluwa O.
M. Phil.
Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
Agriculture
9.
Kodaolu Busayo O.
M.Phil.
Soil Science and Land Resources Management
Agriculture
1.
Mbossoh Ekemini R.
M. Sc.
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture
1.
Ogunbiyi Stephen O.
M. Sc.
Soil Science and Land Resources Management
Agriculture
2.
Oladoye Christianah T.
M. Phil.
Soil Science and Land Resources Management
Agriculture
3.
Olarewaju Babatunde E.
M. Phil.
Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
Agriculture
4.
Olatoberu Francis T.
Ph. D.
Soil Science and Land Resources Management
Agriculture
5.
Oluwaponle Ifeoluwa A.
M. Phil.
Soil Science and Land Resources Management
Agriculture
6.
Onadeko Morayo A.
M. Sc.
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture
In addition, the project team in OAU has started
field trials on improved farming practices to
develop best field practices on fertilizer micro-
dosing and rain water harvesting techniques that
are expected to yield good results by enhancing
degraded soil. The recommended farming
techniques are expected to be disseminated
through demonstration trials, outreach efforts
and trainings among others.
This project is part of an effort to scale up the
most promising research supported under IDRC-
Canadian International Food Security Research
Fund (CIFSRF). This is a programme of IDRC,
Canada undertaking with financial support of the
government of Canadian provided through
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada.
The Fund supports research to increase food
security in developing countries by fostering
collaboration between developing-countries
researchers and Canadian experts.

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