Outreach Centre

The UoE Outreach Centre’s mission can be elaborated in relation to its core functions of outreach, business incubation, training, community service and teaching as follows;

  1. Community-Engaged for Research and Scholarship: To strengthen linkages for research that engage communities in knowledge-building partnerships for economic development through running profitable partnership agribusinesses. These collaborations will result in advancing new technologies and products, marketing strategies, etc. The industry and farms will support students in any of the activities through scholarships in well-structured internship programs.

  2. Community-Engaged Business Incubation: To develop and incubate ideas into businesses so as to start agribusinesses that will generate wealth and transform local agricultural activities.

  3. Community-Engaged Learning and Teaching: To enable students to obtain hands on experience as industries and farms become labs for research, training and practice in attachments and internships. This is also an opportunity for co-learning by farmers and industry in the forms of hands-on practical training.

  4. Community-Engaged Outreach: To transfer technologies and information that produce tangible benefits. A helpdesk will be established to receive, answer or refer farmers in an effort to solve their problems.