IITA research fellows to partner with national research institutes for development
The International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF) at IITA went on a working visit to selected national research institutes (NRIs) in Nigeria on 8-10 June. The educative tour sought to identify challenges, opportunities, and possible innovative solutions to transfer knowledge for national development. The tour also served as an opportunity to meet IITA alumni working in such institutions and get success stories of IITA’s impact on their career journey.
The IARSAF team selected five key research institutes in Ibadan that play significant roles in ensuring sustainable food production and that could partner with IITA to achieve the mandate of transforming Africa’s agriculture as a pilot. The institutes were the National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NAGRAB), National Horticulture Research Institute (NIHORT), Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), and Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T).