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Yemi Akinbamijo and Professor Monte

The Brazil Africa Institute and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning actions to develop agriculture in Brazil and the African continent.

Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo and Professor Monte

The MoU says that both organizations will work together for the establishment of Africa-Brazil Partnerships on innovation, capacity development, youth empowerment and agribusiness development aimming to achieve the goals of the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A).

The partnerships will include, not limited to: facilitation of business-to-business exchanges, adoption of innovations and technologies, creation of a space for policy makers from both Africa and Brazil to engage with entrepreneurs and other stakeholders, explore mutual opportunities offered by the cultural affinities between Brazil and African countries.

The MoU was signed by the Executive Director of FARA, Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, and IBRAF’s President, Professor João Bosco Monte.

“Our partnership with FARA is a great opportunity to move forward projects in Brazil and Africa. The MoU is not only an instrument but also a milestone to materialize the joint initiatives between the two institutions”, says Professor Monte.