On Monday 23rd February at 10 o'clock a.m. in room called "Sala Specchi" in the building called "Giuliari" was signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Verona and the Ministry of Agriculture for the project called “Smart village mechanized rice farming”. The document was signed by Nicola Sartor as the Rector of the University of Verona, by Leone Joseph Sam Sesay as the Sierra Leone Minister of Agriculture, by Edward Yamba Koroma as the general manager of the stand at the fair called "Expo 2015" and by Philip Conteh as the general commissioner of the above mentioned stand.
“Smart village mechanized rice farming” is a pilot project which will start in Sierra Leone, it is an experimental trial of a self-sufficient village, able to sustain itself through the creation of rice and vegetables cultivations, but also through animals breeding. This village has the possibility to produce clean energy and is provided with a health centre. This project will be officially shown in occasion of the Cluster of rice during the EXPO2015 Fair. It is part of the initiatives for the Development Cooperation promoted by the University of Verona coordinated by Professor Elda Baggio. The University has realised 27 projects with the aim of favouring international co-operation, in order to promote webs of relations and partnerships and with the aim of transferring technologies and abilities.