Dr Kolawole Adebayo, a lecturer at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, who gave the advice, said collaboration with high institutions would boost agricultural research and food production.
Adebayo who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Lagos, said the Ministry of Agriculture should open up a window for higher institutions to market research projects.[eap_ad_2]
Adebayo, who is of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, said that government should put in place a working relationship, whereby higher institutions can carry out research projects on behalf of the government.
He said that through the collaboration students would be exposure to the realities of agriculture, while farmers would also be further exposured to modern techniques of farming.
“The ministry of agriculture should have connection with institutions to expose the students; it will involve them in practical activities.