Location: Temophadis International Enterprise, Osun
Contract length: 2 Years
Hours: Full Time - (approx. 37 hours a week)
Temophadis International Enterprise, Nigeria; Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; and the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom have been successful in winning a United Kingdom government international grant through the AgriFood African Knowledge Transfer Partnership (AAKTP) scheme administered and managed by Innovate UK (https://ktn-uk.org/agrifood/gcrf-agrifood-africa-programme/).
This has created an exciting and innovative partnership opportunity among these three international partners:
Temophadis International Enterprise is a registered agro-processing company in Nigeria and specialises in processing and packaging natural nutritious African staples from African crops like legumes, cereals, roots and tubers. Other activities entail food product processing through value-addition and product supply via an efficient supply-chain in shelf-stable handy packages. The business currently has 7 food products with the brand name ‘Mr. Kook’ (www.mrkook.ng) and distributors across different states in Nigeria; and an online multi-store foodstuff ordering and delivery platform (www.fooddelivered.ng) where other Agri-Food vendors utilise for their product supply chain activities.
The Department of Agricultural Economics of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, specialises on the business and economics of agriculture with efforts directed in the areas such as Economics of Agricultural production, Agribusiness and marketing, finance, Agricultural project appraisal, Farm management, Resources Economics and formulation of agricultural policy. These programmes in the department are tailored to meeting the needs and aspirations of the labour market as well as a growing body of promising entrepreneurs. The production of agricultural commodities to meet domestic and International market demand standard along with remunerative occupation to our graduates have remained the central idea of the Department over the years. Over the years, the programmes have been dynamic to accommodate for continuous changing needs.
The National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) of the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, is a major resource for the UK’s food industry with over 250 major companies accessing courses, technical services and research. Our clients include the major national and global food manufacturing businesses and leading supermarkets and we collaborate with many international partners and universities. The NCFM has outstanding sector-focused facilities, including a state-of-the-art food factory demonstrating cutting edge food automation.
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