UF, IITA Sign Agreement For Joint Agriculture Research

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Due to the love of agriculture in Africa an American University and Africa-based international research institute are bringing their scientists together to brace up the science for tackling hunger, poverty, and pollution.

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) follow the enterprise with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to expand its performance in Africa.

“Africa has two unsubstantial sources of appeal from a scientist’s opinion,” said Jack Payne, leader of UF/IFAS.

Payne also added that “For one, it provides a great chance to put science to work making lives better.

Furthermore, it is home to a corps of talented scientists such as those at IITA who are indispensable partners in that science.”

Payne pen the agreement during the World Food Prize events in Iowa, a gathering of the world’s leading specialists in agriculture who engage in careful consideration on ways to lift people out of poverty and to feed a world population require to rise to 10 billion by 2050.

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Director General Nteranya Sanginga signed the agreement on behalf of IITA.

He did so after taking part in a panel conversation arranged by UF/IFAS on the fall armyworm’s threat to African food security.

“IITA and UF/IFAS share a collective goal to science.

We see discovery as a origin of solutions, a catalyst for action, and the foundation for global cooperation.

“Merging our competence will speed up inquiry and is required to hasten the identification of solutions to address the fall armyworm problem,” Sanginga said.

As an agricultural research institute working with global partners IITA is celebrating its 50th year to better livelihoods and nutrition, and preserve natural resources.

“UF/IFAS needs African specialist if it hopes to make a great influence on African challenges.

World famous Dr Sanginga and IITA are not only famous for their competence but for their readiness to share that expertise with other organizations,” Payne said.

The five-year deal between IITA and UF/IFAS is a wide structure for cooperation.

It sets the foundation for the identification and implementation of specific, joint scientific projects.

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