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The founder of NEWDAY Afrika, Prince Bobo Tangabanga, talking to a secondary school student on the school farm.

IITA initiates STEP to encourage participation of school children in agribusiness

At the 2018 Africa Food Prize (AFP) ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda, IITA Director General, Dr Nteranya Sanginga reiterated his commitment to invest in the future of Africa’s younger generation and emphasized the importance of raising the ambition of primary and secondary school students to guarantee a food- and nutrition-secure continent. With the $100,000 AFP prize money, Sanginga promised to carry out an intervention program, using a unique approach that would redirect primary and secondary schools and their students to agribusiness skills.

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Communications • 2nd March 2019


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