Broadgrain Partners with University of Ilorin to Advance Agricultural Education and Development in Nigeria

Toronto, Canada – December 3rd 2023 – Broadgrain, a global leader in agricultural trading, is pleased to announce a collaborative initiative with the University of Ilorin aimed at bolstering agricultural education and development in Nigeria. This strategic partnership will see the cultivation of 200 hectares of land for sorghum, soya beans, and maize, forming the cornerstone of a long-term program to support agricultural studies in the region.

“We are excited to start this journey with the University of Ilorin,” said Zaid Qadoumi, President & CEO of Broadgrain. “This initiative is at the heart of our commitment to agriculture and education in the countries we operate in. Thank you to Vice Chancellor, Professor Wahab Egbewole, and the University for taking this step with us.”

Under the partnership, five hectares of the cultivated land will be dedicated as a student demonstration farm, providing invaluable hands-on learning opportunities for agricultural students. This initiative aligns with Broadgrain’s dedication to fostering sustainable agricultural practices and empowering the next generation of agricultural leaders.

The University of Ilorin, renowned for its academic excellence and commitment to community engagement, stands poised to benefit greatly from this collaboration. Through shared expertise and resources, both Broadgrain and the University aim to drive meaningful impact in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, laying the foundation for long-term sustainability and prosperity.