IITA wins prestigious Nigeria Farmers and Agribusiness Award for supporting agribusiness
The Nigeria Farmers and Agribusiness Awards (NFAA) has recognized IITA as the Best Agribusiness Support Research Institution in Nigeria for 2021. A delegation from the NFAA and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) visited the Institute’s headquarters in Ibadan to present the award, considered one of the highest honors in the nation’s agricultural sector. The award celebrates IITA’s research for supporting agricultural production and entrepreneurship in the country.
In his welcome address, IITA Deputy Director General, Partnerships for Delivery (P4D), Kenton Dashiell, welcomed the team and gave them an overview of IITA’s agricultural research and development work. He highlighted the P4D directorate’s work, which ensures that “the good work of our scientists gets out to the people and organizations that need it.”
“We emphasize agribusiness and youth because we strongly believe these are two components that must be prioritized for agriculture to really change in Nigeria and all over Africa,” said Dashiell.