Regenesys business school, a global institution with footprints in India, South Africa, and Nigeria, hosted a panel discussion last week on the future of agriculture in the new digital age.
The event which held at Churchgate Tower, Victoria Island was aimed at proferring solutions to some of the challenges confronting the sector particularly as it relates to technological adaptations and know-how on the part of farmers.
According to Dr. Richa Aurora, Group CEO and Director at Regenesys, available courses were launched and experimented for almost three years before the decision to replicate them for Nigerian youths was made.
In an interview with AgroNigeria, she stated that the rationale behind this move was to bridge the gap between the university academia and industry realities.
“The Regenesys Education Foundation provides lots of scholarships, the most recent worth 20 million naira to people who want to acquire new skills particularly those around artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, management, and digital marketing”, she said.
Managing Director of Infinera Agribusiness, Kolawole Oyewole, speaking on the panel underscored the key role of technology in his business.
“Technology allows us to instantly test our soil week in week out with results in 10 minutes”, he said.
Vice President, Corporate and Government Relations, OLAM International; Mr. Ade Adefeko on his part noted that while everyone cannot go to ivy league schools, the competitive advantage Regenesys presents should be leveraged. In his words, “What is important is the quality of the curriculum”.