Enhanced cooperation between SLU and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Last changed: 06 December 2013

A survey done within the SLU Global theme "Efficiency of farming systems", in early 2013, addressing the broader SLU community suggested substantial interest for SLU scientists to cooperate with the International Institute of Tropcial Agriculture (IITA) along a wide range of themes.

The recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in September 2012 between SLU and IITA supports this commitment to strengthen institutional relationships towards enhancing science capacity and relevance for both institutes, ultimately aiming at the development and promotion of more effective tools and interventions to improve livelihoods of African farmers.

Towards enhanced cooperation - activities

First workshop at IITA, Nigeria, 10-12 April 2013

One of the the expected outcomes of the workshop is identification of major research areas of cooperation enhancing synergies between IITA and SLU research programs.

Follow-up workshop at SLU Alnarp, Sweden, 29-30 August 2013

The workshop in Alnarp was a follow-up to the previous meeting in Nigeria, aiming at concrete plans of cooperation including joint research proposals