Nigeria's Osun State University has won the Southwest Nigeria Outstanding University of the Year Award for 2014. The university was recognized for its research project aimed at improving nutrition, incomes, and food security for Nigeria’s rural poor. Researchers are working with rural women farmers to develop tools for better production, processing, and marketing of local vegetables.
Dr Clement Adebooye was also selected as the Southwest Nigeria Man of the Year for his work as lead researcher of the project. Adebooye is director of research and linkages and a professor of plant physiology at Osun State University.
This project is funded by the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund, a joint program undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and IDRC.
The Southwest Nigeria Excellence awards are selected by Nigerian media.
Learn more about
- the project: Better vegetable-growing opportunities for Nigerian women
- the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund
- the Osun State University
IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies