Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has struck a deal with Israel investors in the area of boosting agribusiness through knowledge transfer.
The governor made this known late Wednesday on his confirmed Facebook page with pictorial representation.
“This afternoon, as part of our visit to Israel to meet investors and institutions that have shown interest in Oyo State’s agribusiness policies, we signed an agreement of cooperation with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to develop an agribusiness knowledge economy.
“The partnership includes scholarship offers, knowledge transfer and exchange programmes between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Oyo State owned Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
“We also met with Oyo State students at the university.
“During the course of our stay in Israel, we have visited two kibbutzes (farm settlements) – a dairy farm and another farm which produces lettuce and fish, to see agritech deployment in modern agribusinesses,” he noted.