IITA Forest Center: innovative approaches to sustainable forest management

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On 22 March, to celebrate the International Day of Forests, IITACGIAR and Wild Africa Fund organized a Space conversation on X (formerly Twitter) to engage Twitter users in conversations covering Forests and Innovation. Co-hosted by IITA Forest Center, RadioIITA, and Wild Africa Fund, the event had a nature enthusiast and musician, Laycon, and IITA Forest expert Ademola Ajayi bounce ideas on forests and forest innovation practices. Both proposed insightful recommendations to make our world a better place for humans, animals, birds, and all life forms.

IITA Forest Center is a nature-resource management center within IITA, which is committed to developing research for agricultural development. Ajayi emphasized the crucial role of the Forest Center in IITA’s mandate, saying, “Agriculture cannot thrive without sustainable management of the environment.” Agriculture involves the use of land, hence the need to manage land—the natural resource we all depend on for food, shelter, and commerce.

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