Alumni association says poised to lead technological revolution in agriculture

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By Felicia Imohimi

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Alumni Association (FVMUNNAA), says it is positioned to lead technological revolution in agriculture across the country.

Prof. Lawrence Okonkwo, National President of the association, communicated this at the maiden National Symposium and Annual General Meeting of FVMUNNAA in Abuja.

The theme of the symposium is “Adopting Technological Innovations in Veterinary Practice, Livestock Production and General Agricultural Practices for food security, Economic Growth, Poverty Alleviation, Youth Empowerment and National Security.”

               Local Organising Committee

Okonkwo said the association would collaborate with researchers, policymakers and leaders of industries to create scalable agricultural systems that respected the planet’s limits while feeding its inhabitants.

“Our education has equipped us with tools to innovate, challenge the status quo and drive the required change.

“We are committed to promoting the new culture by providing the necessary public education, partnering with government agencies and departments and more specifically encouraging our members and the public.

“The commitment is geared toward investment in technologically driven veterinary practice, livestock production and general agriculture by all and sundry.

“Collaboration of the alumni with researchers and others can help shape a future where technology and agriculture coexist in harmony, ensuring food security, economic growth and environmental sustainability for generations to come.’’

The president said the pathway to economic growth and national security was through farming and scientific innovations.

Okonkwo, however, urged all stakeholders to commit to supporting the agricultural sector with the needed technology in order for the sector to thrive.

“Together we can create a future where everyone has access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food and where our nation stands strong, self-sufficient and secure,’’ he said.

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He called on all tiers of government to prioritise innovative and technologically driven agricultural practices by procuring modern agricultural equipment and as well set out effective and efficient modalities for easy access by farmers. (NAN)(

Edited by Gregg Mmaduakolam  and Chijioke Okoronkwo

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