IITA and CIP to realign collaboration for RTB on the continent

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With over 300 million people living below the poverty line in developing countries depending on root, tuber, and banana crops for food and income, particularly in Africa, the need to combine efforts and align research innovation scaling in RTB systems was the focus of discussion during a 4-day working visit by the International Potato Center (CIP) Director General Dr Simon Heck, who led a team including Deputy Director General Hugo Campos, Regional Director for Africa Joyce Maru, and Head of Agronomy Paul Demo to IITA headquarters on 25 March.

Receiving the CIP team in Ibadan, IITA Director General and CGIAR Regional Director for Continental Africa, Dr Simeon Ehui, expressed excitement about the visit, stating that it will lay the foundation for common areas of interest within the CGIAR in Africa.

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