DTCA partner with IITA in promoting agriculture in Africa
IITA partners with other CGIAR centers, national research centers, private institutions, and governments to promote agricultural activities that will improve livelihoods and create employment opportunities in Africa. IITA initiates partnerships and is also open to suggested partnerships, and establishes formal collaborative agreements where possible.
IITA welcomed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari, Director General, Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA), who visited on 15 August. The purpose of his visit was to identify areas where DTCA and IITA can partner. DTCA, an arm of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has similar responsibilities as IITA, focusing on Africa. Hence, the DTCA DG saw the need to partner with IITA to promote agricultural activities in Africa.