IAR&T is 50

The Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training  (IAR&T), Ibadan, Prof  James Adediran, said his organisation has provided a centre of excellence for farmers to support research in the sector.
Speaking in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to herald the institute’s 50th anniversary, Adediran said the establishment of the institute ushered in a revolution and helps the nation combat hunger and provides ample food security.
Adediran insisted that the institute has lived up to its expectations as a centre of excellence in agricultural research since it was established half a decade ago.
He noted that the institute has achieved monumental feats in the areas of soil, crop and livestock research, improved farming systems among others.
He said: “We then ask ourselves, have we done enough to showcase and even celebrate at 50? I can confidently say yes, in that our breakthroughs in agricultural research are based on the level of resources available for our use. I am convinced that despite the above challenges, IAR&T has lived up to expectation as a centre of excellence in agricultural research.’’.