World Bank seeks to scale IITA’s innovations

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The World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Dr Shubham Chaudhuri, paid a courtesy visit to IITACGIAR Headquarters and met with the Director General, Dr Simeon Ehui, on 17 August. His visit aimed at learning about the existing agricultural innovations at the Institute and exploring scaling up these technologies with private sector involvement.

Chaudhuri congratulated DG Ehui on assuming the office of IITA Director General and CGIAR Continental Director for Africa.

He highlighted a major concern about ensuring that innovations reach farmers across the continent. He expressed his delight in scaling innovations through research and technology to ensure they reach smallholder farmers and improve their livelihoods, particularly for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

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