DG meets with staff; looks at IITA’s work with partners
During the meeting with staff, the DG discussed issues of gender, youth in agriculture, staff welfare, and career development.
“Consider yourself as part of the global staff and that you are an ambassador of IITA right from your communities to the airport. IITA stands in good shape with your support,” remarked Sanginga.
Following an overview presentation and discussion on IITA’s work in Malawi, Sanginga proceeded to the exhibition organized to showcase IITA’s work with partners. The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and International Potato Center (CIP) all took part in the exhibition and poster session demonstrating IITA’s strong partnerships with public and private sector partners in Malawi. Other participating partners were the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM), Malawi Fertilizer Company, Multi Seed Company (MUSECO), Agro-Input Supplies Limited (AISL), and Associated Center for Agro-based Development (ACADES).
The DG also met IITA-Malawi women’s group to discuss their activities, constraints, and opportunities. IITA-Malawi hosted a cocktail reception and dinner for IITA staff and partners in honor of DG Sanginga.