Angola government to restructure agricultural sector with IITA partnership

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Delegates from the Ministry of Agriculture, Angola—the Director General of Institute for Agrarian Development (IDA), Anita Espenerca; National Coordinator for the Cabinda Province Agricultural Value Chain Development Project (CPAVCDP), José Fernandes; and Chef of Dep of Socio-Economic Study, Agronomic Research Institute, Kiakanua Manuvanga visited IITA Ibadan from 15 to 20 July.

The visit aimed to develop a partnership with IITA-CGIAR in implementing the CPAVCDP to restructure Angola’s agricultural sector, focusing on smallholder farmers.

IITA Senior Management team—Deputy Director General for Corporate Services Hilde Koper, West Africa Hub Director Michael Abberton, and TAAT Program Management Unit Coordinator Chrysantus Akem welcomed and introduced the delegates to IITA’s activities, including the different categories of crops—clonal crops and seed systems.

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