BENUE STATE GOVERNMENT APPRECIATES CEFTER’s EFFORTS IN THE CONTROL OF POST-HARVEST LOSSES IN WEST AFRICA
CEFTER has received approbation and accolades from the Benue State Government for the Centre’s consistency and commitment to agricultural development in West Africa particularly as it concerns the birth of technological innovations for the control of post-harvest losses.
The commendation was conveyed at the recently concluded Science, Technology and innovations Expo 2021 organized by the Benue State Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology and Innovation.
CEFTER showcased three (3) original technologies at the state EXPO viz: Solar Thermal Drier, Feed Pelletizer and the Soyabean Thresher respectively. After very serious examination by the cream of experienced judges and science and innovations connoisseurs at the EXPO, CEFTER’s solar thermal drier used for drying assorted agricultural produce was selected in the runner up position to participate in this year’s national Science, Technology and innovations EXPO scheduled to hold from 15th to 19th march 2021 at Eagle Square Abuja with the theme, ‘SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY AMIDST COVIS-19 CHALLENGES.
Responding to the feat on behalf of the centre while receiving CEFTER contingents at the EXPO back to the University, the Deputy Centre Leader Training Dr. Sylvester Adejo appreciated them for a job well done. He appreciated the wisdom that informed the selection of those three specific technologies for the exposition and expressed hope that such ventures would in the long run provide a window for the world to follow-up on efforts of CEFTER in the direction of post-harvest loss prevention and management accordingly.
The outing provided an opportunity for the centre to introduce itself on the national science innovations ranking prominently as a competent reservoir of scientific innovations for agricultural development in Nigeria.