This research Centre has been established by MOUAU in collaboration with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA).  The Centre will promote research and training in the areas of agricultural policy and food security, farming systems improvement, natural resource management and conservation with special emphasis on land, water, vegetation and the physical environment.  Other areas of research and training focus for CORSARD will include land rehabilitation and forest conservation, and strengthening the role of farmers’ food production in a sustainable manner.