IITA to partner with CPTI on technology transfer
IITA–CGIAR recognizes the importance of agriculture in Africa’s development; hence, it is open to transferring technology to private and government institutions. In line with this, IITA hosted Mme Mamadou Djiwo Barry, the Director General of Centre Pilote de Technonolgie Industrielle (CPTI), Guinea, at the Institute’s headquarters from 8 to 11 November. She visited to explore possible areas of partnership with a focus on potential knowledge and technology transfer.
CPTI has a mission to facilitate the work of farmers for increased yield through mechanization. The organization went through a phase that exposed them to the importance of technology in agricultural development. Hence, CPTI came seeking a partnership with an organization for technology transfer. Mme Barry gained access to IITA through IITA Post-Harvest Engineer Diallo Thierno, who had previously partnered with CPTI while in his previous organization.