By Jimoh Babatunde
The African Development Bank, AfDB, has pledged support for the newly launched cover samsung a5 2017 con frasi Building an Economically Sustainable and Integrated Cassava Seed System, phase 2, BASICS II project of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA.
Speaking custodia galaxy j6 samsung at the project’s launch last Thursday, the Director, Department custodia s8 samsung originale of Agriculture and Agro Industry of AfDB, Dr. Martin Fregene, stated that the development bank, through its flagship project, Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation, TAAT, was excited to be part custodia cover huawei y6 2017 of BASICS II “to ensure the best varieties are put custodia cover huawei p20 in the hands of farmers custodia cover iphone 7 8 se2020 as soon as possible.”
The project was launched at the IITA headquarters in Ibadan, with key participants, including Dr. Fregene, attending virtually via Zoom.
The BASICS II project is aimed at cover samsung a8 2018 resistente creating “more efficient dissemination of cassava stems that would trigger the adoption of new varieties to improve productivity, raise incomes of cassava growers and seed entrepreneurs, enhance gender equity, and contribute to inclusive agricultural transformation in samsung galaxy tab a t555 custodia Nigeria and custodia auricolari samsung Tanzania.”
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While PIND pledged to be the project’s sustainability platform in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, AGRA will help the project’s replication in other states in Nigeria as well as other custodia samsung j3 African countries.
In Dr. Fregene’s words, BASICS II “will not only raise the productivity of African custodia iphone x belkin farmers, but it will improve productivity along the custodia per samsung s10 plus originale value chain and make cassava a good business for custodia rossa iphone 7 anyone to invest in.”
He urged the project managers to maximise public private partnerships to achieve maximum success and impact.
In his own remarks, the Executive Director of PIND, Dr. Dara Akala, assured that the Foundation would help BASICS II outlive its duration in the Niger Delta.
His words: “Everything we do in PIND is centred on partnerships and partnerships are at the core of what we have achieved in the Niger Delta.
“Our collaboration with NRCRI Umudike towards the end of BASICS I led cover samsung galaxy s3 neo sampdoria to the pool of Village Seed Entrepreneurs in the Niger Delta.
“So, we are committed to partnering with BASICS II to consolidate and scale up the results of those initial efforts made in BASICS I.”
He maintained that PIND’s partnership with BASICS II would broker an economically sustainable and commercially viable seed system in the Niger Delta.
“PIND being an institution and custodia cover huawei p20 lite not a programme that will end in five years time, we are here custodia samsung galaxy j5 (2015) in the Niger Delta custodia a 5 2017 samsung region to sustain the results of BASICS II as we served as the exitstrategy for BASICS,” he added.
The first phase of the project, BASICS I, which lasted between 2015 and 2020, facilitated the development of more than 160 commercial seed entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
These seed entrepreneurs are now growing cassava with the primary aim custodia iphone 8 plus spigen of producing and selling stems an activity that is generating income and creating wealth in cassava growing communities…