The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency, Dr Mrisho Jakaya Kikwete, in May, inaugurated IITAâ€™s new science building in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The construction of the science building represents an investment of over US$4 million and is part of IITAâ€™s efforts to strengthen its research capacity and that of its partners in sub-Saharan Africa.
â€œThe science building is a symbol of IITAâ€™s commitment to continue waging the fight against hunger and poverty and boost agriculture through capacity development and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in East Africa through its research-for-development efforts,â€ says Dr Nteranya Sanginga, IITA Director General.
Citing IITA for its R4D work in http://pangeagiving.org/cheap/ sub-Saharan Africa, President Kikwete lauded the construction of the science building, saying that any effective socioeconomic transformation which would have levitra online cheap a significant impact on poverty reduction in Tanzania and Africa should be anchored on agriculture.
The inauguration was followed by a tour of the new building and exhibition booths showcasing IITAâ€™s work in East Africa, and a workshop with the theme “Grow Africa and the role of agricultural research by national systems, IITA, and its partners.”
The state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly Science Building has five modern laboratories with a capacity to host 70 researchers.