Osun Signs MoU With IITA On Agriculture | WakaWaka Reporters

Osun Signs MoU With IITA On Agriculture

Osun State governor Rauf Aregbesola yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in a bid to make agriculture the mainstay of the state’s economy.

The signing ceremony which took place at the Executive Lounge of the Office of the Governor in Osogbo will have the state release 204.39 hectares of land around Ago Owu in the state, to IITA for the purpose of conducting research and setting up demonstration farms for best farming practices.

Signing the MoU on behalf of the state government, Governor Aregbesola stated that releasing the farmland to IITA will complement Osun State agriculture programme, extend robustly the agriculture value chain and create jobs for farmers.