IITA joins other CGIAR centers to provide support to rebuild Somalia’s Agriculture sector
IITA and eight other CGIAR centers have met with officials from the Government of Somalia and several agriculture development partners to put together a plan to rehabilitate Somalia’s agricultural sector following years of conflict in the country. The meeting took place on 24 September at ICRAF offices in Nairobi, Kenya.
Donor organizations with development programs in Somalia convened the meeting hoping to introduce the improved technologies from CGIAR centers. These organizations, including the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Union (EU), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), also want to see improved approaches in the agriculture and natural resource management sectors applied in the country.