Cassava Training Concludes in Mozambique

Cassava Training Concludes in Mozambique
29 August 2023

On 29 August 2023, Mr Abdula Manafi  Mutualo, Advisor at Coordination & Cooperation Department, on behalf of His Excellency Prof. Yerlan Alimzhanuly Baidaulet, the Director General of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), presided over the concluding proceedings of the Advanced Training on “Agronomic Methods on Cassava in Mozambique” that had started on the previous day in Maputo, Republic of Mozambique.
The solemn moment was again an opportunity to express sincere appreciation to the hosting country and to ensure the commitment of the IOFS with its close collaboration with the government of Mozambique to realize its full potential in cassava production and productivity. The closing session was followed by awarding certificates to participants for their active participation in the Capacity Building Activity.
In representation of the hosting country, Mr. Julio Manjate, Director of the Agriculture Research Institute of Mozambique (IIAM), addressed the audience to welcome the enriching experience for that was provided throughout the event for the benefit of Mozambican Cassava experts. He also emphasized on the importance of good agronomic practices in addressing food insecurity in Mozambique through increasing cassava production and productivity.
Earlier, the event was enriched by the first session where experts spoke on cassava value chain in enhancing food security through optimum cassava production. On the other hand, Momodu Ceesay, the Global Lead Expert on Rural Development at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) , highlighted the potentials of cassava for feeding not only Mozambicans but also other Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ( OIC ) at large if proper agronomic practices would be implemented alongside other activities in cassava value chain.
Lastly, Mr. Abubakar Ahmad Ahmad, the IOFS Cassava Program Consultant, conducted a pilot survey among the participants to evaluate the content of the event and received feedback from the participants for further consideration in future cassava activities to be conducted by the IOFS.