Acting British High Commissioner visits IITA Ibadan
The Acting British High Commissioner, Her Excellency, Ms Gill Atkinson, and her team visited IITA headquarters to familiarize themselves with the Institute’s activities.
Hilde Koper, IITA Deputy Director General, Corporate Services, welcomed the team during the 27 August visit and introduced IITA activities, including its hub and youth programs. The group visited the Germplasm Health, Virology and Diagnostics Unit and Genetic Resources Center, and took a campus tour.
Morenike Abu, Legal and Compliance Manager, Project Development and Administrative Unit, gave an overview of the various collaborative undertakings with UK organizations and the United Kingdom. She highlighted projects involving IITA, such as the two-year project on agricultural policy research in Africa with the Institute of Development Studies in the University of Sussex and the Banana resistance variety project with Tropics Bioscience Limited. “We have had a very good partnership with the United Kingdom over the years and we hope that we will sustain this relationship either by will or general support through projects,” she said.