World Bank and CGIAR strategize to transform agriculture

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Towards exploring collaborative ways to improve resource mobilization and discuss strategic measures for transforming agriculture research, innovation scaling, and food and nutrition systems in West and Central Africa, World Bank Vice President for West and Central Africa Ousmane Diagana led a delegation on a working visit to IITACGIAR headquarters on 9 February.

The visit created avenues to discuss key issues that require urgent attention in Africa’s food and nutrition systems while highlighting some of IITA’s important research innovations.

Discussions during the 2-day working visit reinforced the need to focus on infrastructure development, capacity building, and solid business development mechanisms under collaborative efforts around plant health, breeding, resource mobilization, and climate-smart agriculture.

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