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The University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo, Imo State, has begun aggressive cultivation of several hectares of lands, with fruits, crops and sundry economic trees being planted, harvested and sold to members of the public.
Professor Christopher Chiedozie Eze who is the acting Vice Chancellor of the institution, said that as a special unique university, the ideas was to strengthen government’s efforts to boost agricultural yields and also earnest food crisis in the state.
Eze, a Professor of Agricultural Environmental and member Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) cum Solicitor of the Supreme Court as well as Fellow of the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economist, disclosed this while interacting with newsmen in his office when he unfolded his achievements.
He named bread fruits trees, Avocados, Oranges, pears, coconuts, grapes as among the economic trees planted and the fruits harvested and sold at reduced prices adding that agro ecological farms are in the making to further quicken food production.
The former Dean of the Post Graduate Studies of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) also disclosed that his institution had established formidable links with both the EU and the UNIDO the promotion of academic excellence especially on research.