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Program coordinator leads stakeholders through TAAT framework in support of the program

During the 3-day (22–24 January) inauguration meeting of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) that brought together different stakeholders, Dr Jonas Chianu, TAAT Coordinator and Principal Agricultural Economist, African Development Bank (AfDB), provided a framework to support this complex, multi-partner program.

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TAAT to leverage lessons learned from AGRA

Partners working on the newly launched Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program have been urged not to reinvent the wheel of innovation but to take advantage of the progress already made in similar endeavors.

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IITA participates in special session of AUC on achieving zero hunger in Africa

On 27 January, the African Union Commission (AUC) organized a high-level dialogue session titled “Achieving Zero Hunger in Africa by 2025” at the AU headquarters, Addis Ababa.

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Agricultural Donor Working Group welcomes IITA’s Country Integration and Alignment initiative

The Agricultural Donor Working Group (ADWG) in Abuja has commended IITA for developing a framework for action to enhance integration and collaboration across various institutions and programs towards achieving national strategic goals, and in line with the goals of CAADP and SDG2.

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Dutch envoy visits IITA

On 19 January, His Excellency Robert Petri, the ambassador of The Netherlands to Nigeria accompanied by his spouse Marijke Petri and Michel Deelen, Deputy Head of the mission, visited IITA to share knowledge, exchange ideas, discuss a possible collaboration, and strengthen existing partnerships.