Sustainable Development Goals - Afe Babalola University

Access to university facilities for local famers and food producers to improve sustainable farming practices

ABUAD, has since year 2009 up until year 2020 and still counting continue to promote the productivity of smallholder farmers in Ado Ekiti by providing free training programs and subsidized degree courses to improve sustainable farming practices.  All training programs of the ABUAD Farm are free and tuition free for local farmers and food producers. This includes free programs under the Youth Employment in Agric-Business and Sustainable Agriculture (YEASA) scheme of the University.  This transnational and innovative empowerment program provides free managerial, marketing, financial management and entrepreneurial training and skills for over 1,000 young local farmers and food producers (350 from Benin Republic and 650 from Nigeria).

Furthermore, ABUAD’s Department of Agriculture offers 50 percent tuition reduction for its Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree program. Successful graduates of the program are also provided a start-up fund of US$1,000 to go into farming.

To support community-based food systems in Ekiti State, the ABUAD Farm also distributes free seedlings to local producers and farmers. Feed concentrates are made in the farm for aquaculture and other livestock operation and training is extended to farmers on income rewarding aquaculture and livestock production all year round. ABUAD farm also uses agriculture to create jobs, wealth and ensure food security in Nigeria. The farm employs subsidized prices for staff, students and communal people in order to enhance the interest of the school and host community in agriculture essentially for community service and multiplier effect of farming as being venturesome to Nigerians and foreign people in the school.

See ABUAD Farm Handbook

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