Madagascar government to collaborate with IITA for agricultural solutions after natural disaster
Delegates from the Government of Madagascar, headed by Mrs Fanjaniaina Raharinomena, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, representing His Excellency, Xarifiid Ramilison, the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, visited IITA from 23 to 28 February. Mrs Raharinomena was accompanied by the National Deputy Coordinator of Enable Youth, the Coordinator of DEFIS, the Director of the Organization of Farmers, and the National Coordinator of a program supporting SMEs in agriculture, all in Madagascar. The week-long visit included a tour of IITA facilities and familiarization with IITA technologies, innovations, and initiatives.
The team was received by Hilde Koper, Deputy Director General, Corporate Services; Kenton Dashiell, Deputy Director General, Partnerships for Delivery; Michael Abberton, Director West Africa and Head of IITA Genetic Resources and Bioscience Center; Sougrynoma Zaïnatou Soré, Head Capacity Development Office; Victor Manyong, Emeritus Director; Leena Tripathi, IITA Director East Africa; Ranjana Bhattacharjee, Molecular Geneticist; Toyin Oke, Manager Resource Mobilization, Protocol & External Liaison Unit, and others.