IITA and partners discuss alleviation of agroclimatic challenges in the Sahel
IITA-Ibadan, hosted a 3-day workshop on 12–14 March to promote the development and implementation of agricultural research, capacity building, and delivery programs in the Sahel. The key participants were representatives of the national agricultural research and development systems of Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal; representatives of CORAF, the private sector, and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) as well as IITA management and staff.
Participants discussed national and regional priorities for research and development as well as IITA’s research and technology delivery efforts that are highly relevant to the Sahel region. The workshop also featured presentations on country priorities and plans by representatives and presentations on IITA programs as a basis for discussion and future action.