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The “International Institute of Tropical Agriculture” (IITA) officially joins the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP)


Croydon (UK), October 13th 2014 – The “International Institute of Tropical Agriculture” (IITA) joins the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). IITA has submitted the required documentation and thus agrees to abide by the CBFP cooperation framework to advance sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa.


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA, www.iita.org) is an Africa-based international not-for-profit research-for development organization established in 1967, and is governed by a board of trustees. IITA is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership for a food secure future. IITA’s mission is to offer a leading research partnership that facilitates agricultural solutions to address hunger, poverty and natural resource degradation throughout the tropics. IITA has over 195 internationally recruited staff and just over 1000 support staff based in various IITA stations across in Africa. IITA’s mission is in line with that of the new CGIAR and focuses on the four system-level outcomes (SLOs); (1) increased food security, (2) reduction of rural poverty, (3) reduction of malnutrition, and (4) the sustainable management of natural resources.


IITA’s primary focus is sub-Saharan Africa, implementing its work within four impact zones, representing major agroecological zones and farming systems, which also serve as Regional Hubs. The Central Africa Hub has the regional scope for the Congo Basin, including active projects in Burundi, Cameroon, DRC, Gabon and Rwanda. Several projects focus on the interaction of agriculture and the forest landscape and specifically aim to advance agricultural applications for the conservation of forest and natural resources.


For more Information, please contact Dr Rachid Hanna, IITA Country Representative Cameroon,  IITA-Cameroon, 1st Main Road IRAD, Nkolbisson, PO Box 2008 (Messa), Yaoundé, Cameroon - Tel. +237 91832101 - Email: R.Hanna@cgiar.org


Please consult also the Official Website of the “International Institute of Tropical Agriculture” (IITA) http://www.iita.org/  



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