ATAC project trains Ministries of research and agriculture agents on seed production techniques
A training on seed production techniques, management of diseases, pests, and weeds of cassava, corn, and soybean was held from 5 to 10 June in Nkayi. Initiated by IITA–CGIAR through its Agenda for the Transformation of Agriculture in Congo (ATAC), the training brought together thirty participants from the Ministries responsible for Agriculture and Scientific Research. This training was conducted by a team of African experts led by ATAC Coordinator Pheneas Ntawuruhunga.
Participants attended modules presented by several African experts from Cameroon, DRC, Nigeria, etc., to enrich their knowledge in an expanding agricultural sector. The training included field visits to the sites of the National Institute of Scientific Research (IRA) and N-SAT in the Loudima district in the department of Bouenza.
The team included Professor Friday Ekeleme and Drs Jean Pierre Kabongo, Samuel Nanga Nanga, Sikirou Mouritala, Abebe Tesfaye, Emmanuel Nsanga, and Léon Nabahungu.