Project management

IITA is the project executing agency and a cassava specialist recruited by IITA coordinates the project and is charged with the responsibilities of participating and facilitating the implementation of the project’s activities in Nigeria. The terms of reference of the project coordinator/manager was set by IITA management, in liaison with partners in Nigeria. Other project staff recruited in both the coordination office, and the zonal and state offices assist the project coordinator/manager. An advisory committee consisting of donor agencies, farmers, processors, and fabricators monitors and evaluates project performance.

The Coordinating Office

Scientists CMD CEDP Base
Alfred Dixon Project Manager/Breeder Project Manager/Breeder Ibadan
Emelike Okoro Project National Coordinator   Onne
Gbassey Tarawali   Project Coordinator Onne
Malachy Akoroda Agronomist   Onne
Chuma Ezedinma Economist Economist Onne
Lateef Sanni Postharvest specialist Postharvest specialist Onne
Marco Patino Agroenterprise Developer Agroenterprise Developer Ibadan
Richardson Okechukwu Database/Statistics Database/Statistics Ibadan
Paul Ilona   Agronomist Ibadan
Francis Ogbe Zonal manager (south-east)   Umudike
Jones Lemchi Zonal manager (south-south)   Onne
State managers
    State Base
    Abia Umuahia
    Akwa Ibom Uyo
    Cross River Calabar
    Rivers Port Harcourt
    Bayelsa Yenegoa
    Edo Benin city
    Delta Asaba
    Enugu Enugu
Scientists CMD CEDP Base
Bussie Maziya-Dixon Food Scientist Food Scientist Ibadan
Jonathan Mkumbira Breeder Breeder Ibadan
Goritte Ssemakula Breeder Breeder Ibadan
Adeyinka Onabolu Postharvest consultant   Ibadan

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