1st Annual APNI North African Regional Meeting Sets Research Priorities for 2020
The APNI North Africa office organized its first annual regional meeting on 24-25 February, 2020 in Marrakech. The meeting gathered representatives from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, and Senegal. The meeting was opened by Dr. Kaushik Majumdar, director general of APNI, who welcomed participants and highlighted the main objectives of the APNI program. In his remarks, Majumdar underlined the importance of the collaboration of APNI with national research and development institutions throughout Africa.
During the two days of the meeting, participants involved in various collaborative projects with APNI presented their main results and findings. The planning activities for various projects were also presented and discussed according to the priorities of the region.
Recommendations presented in the final session of the meeting focused on the continuation of prioritized research activities and the promotion of the best nutrient management practices for a list of annual crops that includes wheat, lentil, maize and rice; and for perennial crops including olive, date palm and citrus.
About the African Plant Nutrition Institute
The African Plant Nutrition Institute is a not-for-profit research and education organization based in Benguérir, Morocco with additional offices located in Settat, Morocco; Nairobi, Kenya; and Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire. APNI’s mission is to innovate plant nutrition through evidence-based practices for a resilient and food-secure Africa.