EiA: Scaling climate-resilient and resource efficient farming systems in Africa
The CGIAR Excellence in Agronomy (EiA) initiative, working to synchronize partner organizations’ efforts for promoting agronomic technologies in Africa, hosted a side event on 6 June, during the 8th Africa Agribusiness and Science Week organized by Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). The event aimed to establish a strong foundation to drive the design, implementation, and adoption of agronomic technologies in Africa, and to strengthen existing frameworks and connections.
The Initiative Lead and Interim Director General of IITA, Bernard Vanlauwe said, “Today, I’m really happy to be here leading the Excellence in Agronomy because I’m convinced we are now doing the right type of agronomy, using the right tools, and we have the right partnerships in place to deliver consumer results.”
This initiative is committed to fostering climate change adaptations through advancement in soil health, yield, water-use efficiency, and nutrient-use efficiency, using the Agronomic Gain Delivery action plan.