IITA and NASC: Collaborative efforts at building capacity
IITA–CGIAR and the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) are continuing their collaboration to build capacity and foster agricultural development in Nigeria. In a follow-up meeting held on 14 September, the Senior Management Team of Feed-the-Future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity (NIAA) met with NASC at their headquarters in Abuja.
NIAA Chief of Party Prakash Kant Silwal, represented by Deputy Chief of Party Olukayode Faleti, appreciated NASC for past partnerships and future collaborations. “NASC has been very supportive, especially in training the Activity’s over 60,000 farmers during our first three years of intervention. The 2,250 Community-Based Seed Producers (CBSPs) have received climate-smart and good agricultural practices training at some point or another. We are confident that NASC will continue to support us as we train our farmers and increase agricultural yields in the northeast. On our part, we will not fail to adhere strictly to NASC’s guidelines on seed production,” he said.