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July 2015

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    DRC Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon, visits IITA- Kinshasa on 14 July, part 2

    In last week’s issue of the IITA Bulletin, we featured a story on the DRC Prime Minister’s visit to IITA-Kinshasa as part of the Agripreneurs exhibition called Young Congolese and Agribusiness.

    Picture of DG Sanginga (left) welcoming the Prime Minister (right) to the event.

    DG Sanginga (left) welcomes the Prime Minister (right) to the event.

    During the visit, Mr Matata Ponyo Mapon thanked IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga and cited the work of IITA in agricultural development in DR Congo and beyond, especially in research and youth development.

    Picture of Mr Matata Ponyo reaffirming the DRC government’s unending support for IITA.

    Mr Matata Ponyo reaffirms the DRC government’s unending support for IITA.

    Mr Matata Ponyo also emphasized that research was fundamental for agricultural development and assured IITA of the commitment of the DRC President to make agriculture a key sector in the development of the country’s economy. He went further to reiterate that the Government would support and help extend the Youth in Agribusiness initiative across the whole country.

    Picture of Mrs Charlotte Sanginga shaking hands with the honorable prime minister at the exhibition booth.

    Mrs Charlotte Sanginga shakes hands with the honorable prime minister at the exhibition booth.

    Picture of The IITA Youth Agripreneurs showcasing food products developed from various staple crops.

    The IITA Youth Agripreneurs showcase food products developed from various staple crops.

    Picture of The IITA Youth Agripreneurs with the prime minister (center), flanked by Dr and Mrs Sanginga.

    The IITA Youth Agripreneurs with the prime minister (center), flanked by Dr and Mrs Sanginga.