The year 2016 marks a milestone as CIALCA celebrates its 10 year anniversary. To commemorate this, IITA and Bioversity International are organising a cocktail side event during the 7th FARA African Agricultural Science Week (AASW) scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda. Organised by and for “Friends of CIALCA”, the event will take place on June 15, from 6 to 8 PM, and invited speakers include:
- The Belgian Ambassador to Rwanda (CIALCA is funded through the Belgian Directorate General for Development Cooperation);
- Dr Murekezi, former CIALCA and current Director General of Agricultural development in the Rwanda Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources;
- Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of IITA, who played a major role in the creation of CIALCA.
In 2013, CIALCA and its network of partners were fully integrated into Humidtropics.
Humidtropics would like to acknowledge the CGIAR Fund Donors, the Belgian Directorate General for Development Cooperation, and other donors and investors for their provision of core and project-specific funding without which the Program could not deliver results that eventually positively impact the lives of millions of smallholder farmers in tropical Americas, Asia and Africa.