Cameroon seeks to strengthen ties with IITA in cassava production
His Excellency Gabriel Mbairobe, Hon Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) from the Republic of Cameroon, visited IITA headquarters on 14 September. His visit aimed to strengthen collaboration with the Institute, mainly to increase the production of cassava, which is in high demand in Cameroon. He also discussed finding a solution to the cassava root disease in the country.
During a meeting with the Minister, IITA Deputy Director General, Corporate Services, Hilde Koper, highlighted the activities of IITA in various hubs. She also mentioned the agreement IITA has had with Cameroon for about 33 years, stating that the Cameroon Ministry of Agriculture is the main funder for this collaboration. “The government gave us land for research, and we have also had lots of projects from your Ministry. We are grateful,” she said.