Aligning agri-food efforts in Sierra Leone with AfDB

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While on a multi-level working visit to Sierra Leone, IITA Director General and CGIAR Regional Director for Continental Africa, Dr Simeon Ehui, met with several partners in the country to discuss ways to strengthen existing partnerships with IITA and CGIAR.

Dr Ehui, in a meeting with the African Development Bank (AfDB) Sierra Leone Country Manager Halima Hashi, disclosed that the conditions are aligned for multi-lateral collaborative efforts.

“In my capacity as the Director General of IITA and CGIAR Director for Continental Africa, I intend to use these two positions to create a conduit for implementing programs across Africa in a synergy of CGIAR centers,” he said.

Welcoming the IITA delegation to the AfDB office in Freetown, Hashi gave a background to some of the projects being implemented in Sierra Leone while identifying the need to create strategic collaborations across board, which would include key stakeholders in the sector.

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