ENABLE Youth Cameroon agripreneurs win awards during IITA’s strong showing at SIALY 2021
Agriculture is an economic powerhouse in Cameroon, engaging more than 50% of the nation’s economically active population. IITA has been working in the country for several decades, promoting best practices and introducing technologies to improve productivity in the sector and increase the income of smallholder farmers, in particular.
From 5 to 11 July, IITA participated in the 7th edition of the Yaoundé International Agribusiness Exhibition (SIALY 2021) held at the National Museum. The Institute showcased IITA’s innovations in the development of agriculture, particularly in seed systems, IPM, and soil fertility management.
IITA-Cameroon staff responded to questions and inquiries from the visitors at the Institute’s stand for seven days. One of the highlights of IITA’s exhibition was the workshop organized as a side event. This emphasized IITA’s mission and its main achievements in the development of agriculture in Cameroon. The exhibition also gave some aspiring Agripreneurs of ENABLE Youth Cameroon an opportunity to display their products and talk about their enterprises.