BoT commends IITA’s leadership in agricultural research under Sanginga
The IITA Board of Trustees (BoT) has lauded the Institute’s leadership and proven record of accomplishment in agricultural research during the spring board meeting, which took place recently. During the virtual meeting, BoT Chair Dr Amos Namanga Ngongi stated that the Institute, under the leadership of Director General Nteranya Sanginga, has achieved excellent results in several areas, both financially and programmatically, with a doubling of the Institute’s budget and the expansion of its programs to scale up delivery.
While highlighting the critical period the Institute is going through with the COVID-19 pandemic, Namanga Ngongi added that IITA’s key funders have recognized the Institute’s leadership in areas such as breeding, agronomy, roots and tubers, legumes, and sustainable intensification. He reiterated the need to protect IITA’s staff and assets as a top priority in the Board’s decisions.