Aregbesola in Germany to Promote Agriculture in Osun

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola is leading a delegation from the state to Germany in search of new insights on modern agriculture to further realise the dream of making Osun the food basket of the South-West with aid of empowering and improving the quality of life for residents.
At Lindau in the district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Germany, Aregbesola made enquiries on modern agriculture in search of new insights from German farmers, such as Arnold de Vries, who he visited on his sheep farm.

Arnold de Vries had taken in two interns from the state for training on his farm in the summer of last year.Over 40 Nigerians from Osun have benefitted from the “Support for Capacity Building in Food Production” project launched in 2012 between it and the German state of Saxony-Anhalt to undergo internships in modern agricultural enterprises in Saxony-Anhalt.

Aregbesola said: “We have to feed our population some how and effective agriculture, as it is done here in Germany, can help us.” The trip is also intended to thank the farmers who took interns in for hands-on training.

The administration has invested heavily in laying the foundations for modern agriculture in the state, while Aregbesola recently ordered the planting of five million plantain suckers as a means of providing food for the residents.

      Source - The Guardian



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