Researchers from various countries in Africa stormed Ibadan on Thursday to brainstorm on how to ensure food security for the continent as well as find enduring solution to the problem of youth unemployment which most of the countries are currently grappling with.
It was on the occasion of the 4th edition of the Applied Research Conference for Africa (ARCA) with the theme “Relevance of Research in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa”, which is being hosted by the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Moor Plantation, Ibadan.
Addressing the delegates who cut across different disciplines of relevance to applied research and sustainable development, the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Professor Tale Omole unfolded the University’s strategies to tackle the twin problems which he anchored on ‘research for development’. According to him, there is urgent need to generate more employment opportunities for the youths and further empower the womenfolk for self-reliance.
-Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan