The Director of Burkina Faso’s National Institute of Science and Technology (CNSRT), Dr. Roger H. Ch. Nébié, presented a certificate of appreciation to Dr. NAGUMO Fujio, Director of Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, in recognition of the joint research projects of JIRCAS that contribute to research in science and technology and human resource development in the country. The ceremony was held at the CNRST Headquarters in the capital city of Ouagadougou on March 5, 2020.

JIRCAS has been conducting several joint research projects with the Environmental Institute for Agricultural Research (INERA), which is under the CNSRT of the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation. Dr. Nagumo has led three of these joint projects so far. Among the projects are as follows:

1) Establishment of agricultural technology for sustainable production in the African savanna area (2011-2015)
2) Development of intensive watershed management models for soil erosion prone areas in Sub-Saharan Africa (2016-present)
3) Development of stable production technology for rice and field crops to solve food problems in Africa (2016-present)
4) SATREPS project on the development of a model for fertilizer cultivation promotion using Burkina Faso phosphate rock (2017-present)

During the ceremony, Dr. Nébié and Dr. Hamidou Traoré (INERA Director) expressed profound gratitude to JIRCAS as well as strong expectations for the continuation and further development of the research collaboration.

The ceremony is featured on the CNRST website.