Soy Excellence Center seeks collaborative efforts for food security

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Intending to explore possible areas of partnership expansion and contribute to food security in Nigeria and on the continent, a Soy Excellence Center – U.S. Soy Program team recently paid a courtesy visit to IITACGIAR.

Speaking with the Soy Excellence Center team during the visit, IITA Director General and CGIAR Regional Director for Continental Africa, Dr Simeon Ehui, highlighted the institute’s vibrant research history that has consistently contributed to Africa’s agricultural and food systems, adding that its pivotal role in addressing food insecurity in Nigeria and across Africa has made it possible to build partnerships that have advanced its cause over five decades.

DG Ehui said IITA-CGIAR has leveraged its proximity to Nigeria’s premier university to strategically foster collaborations with academic institutions and other partners while aiming for a food-secure continent.

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