Weppa Farm will be the home of the Leventis Foundation Agricultural Management Institute (L.F.A.M.I). Large commercial farms will have a pivotal role in the transformation of the agricultural sector within Edo State and Nigeria. However, for such farms to be run effectively there must be a ready supply of dynamic, confident and capable farm managers, with appropriate practical experience.
The aim of the Leventis Foundation Agricultural Management Institute is therefore to fast-track the development of young agricultural specialists to become the commercial farm managers of tomorrow.
Construction of the institute's facilities has begun and the first course will commence in 2019. The continued development of Weppa Farm will provide job opportunities for some of these students, but others will become available to assist the development of the commercial farm sector in Edo State and elsewhere in Nigeria.
Image: His Excellency Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State planting a tree at the ground breaking ceremony for L.F.A.M.I. 3rd May 2018.