IITA participates in TICAD 7 in Japan
13 September 2019
IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga participated in The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) on 28–29 August, held in Yokohama, Japan. The TICAD was launched in 1993 by the Government of Japan, to promote Africa’s development, peace and security, through the strengthening of relations in multilateral cooperation and partnership, particularly with the country. As part of the conference, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) Japan and Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) organized a special side event titled ‘Achieving African agricultural transformation for improved food and nutrition security’. During the event, DG Sanginga presented a keynote speech titled “The dissemination of research results is important for improving productivity and nutrition in Africa.”
In line with the event theme, ‘The Power of boosting Africa; for the future of food and agriculture,’ Sanginga explained the role of IITA in ensuring food security in Africa and gave an overview of the IITA Business Incubation Platform (BIP).