The visit of Carlos Seré, Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), to IITA Headquarters in Ibadan on Tuesday reaffirmed ties between the two research organizations and signalled potential for broader joint work.
Speaking before IITA and ILRI scientists and management during a luncheon meeting at the International House, Seré elaborated on some of the areas that the two organizations could explore.
“It has been clear for quite some time that there is a lot of potential for crops to be used in the livestock sector, which is growing quite fast globally. So there is increasing opportunity to add value and create new markets for crops and their by-products, for example in improving animal nutrition. This is just one area among many that ILRI and IITA could work together on in the near future,” he said.