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Could systems research transform Africa’s agriculture?
by Alex ABUTU
I know across Africa, presidents are repositioning their policies to reflect agriculture as the new engine for growth, and are also changing strategies that considered agriculture as a social obligation to a business enterprise.
In Nigeria, for instance, the president launched the green alternative with an agricultural transformation agenda to show how important the administration prioritises agriculture.
But scientists and researchers at a three-day workshop at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria this week (15-17 November) are discussing the role of systems research in the continent’s quest for food self-sufficiency and security.
Systems research could transform the continent’s agriculture because it creates the necessary platform for scientists and researchers to think and work with policymakers and farmers.
Nteranya Sanginga, director-general of IITA, told the audience at the meeting that the…
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