IITA-BBEST project to integrate digital technology in scaling innovation

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The Accra office of the IITA-led “Black Soldier Fly (BSF) for Bio Circular Economy and Environmental Sustainability” (BBEST) project was visited by a representative of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) on August 15.

Christer Solheim Gundersen, a Digitalization Specialist visited the project to gain firsthand understanding of the progress and achievements, while exploring the integration of digital technology in educating various stakeholders on BSF technology, including farmers, youth, and extension officers.

Welcoming Gundersen, IITA-CGIAR Ghana Country Representative Richard Asare, introduced him to a range of NORAD-funded initiatives, including the Sustainable Soybean Production in Northern Ghana (SSPING), Cocoasoils, Excellence in Agronomy (EIA), Sustainable Intensification of Mixed Farming Systems (SI), and the Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA). This set the stage for strategic discussions during the meeting.

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