On August 13, 2022, on a visit to the Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), the cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) of Nigeria was renewed.
The Nigerian Minister, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, expressed his complete confidence and satisfaction in having FGV Europe as technical manager of the Green Imperative Project (GIP).
The GIP is the largest agricultural project on the African continent and will involve extensive technology transfer for food production in tropical climates, through the implementation of sustainable production projects across the country.
With investments of around €1.0 billion, the GIP will increase Nigeria’s food security and prepare the country to be a major food exporter to West African countries.
“FGV Europe, as one of the main Think Tanks in the world, and certainly the leader in promoting food security in the tropical region of the planet, will contribute a lot to our country in managing the implementation of agricultural projects under the Green Imperative initiative”, highlighted the minister.
In an audience with the Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Minister Dr. Marcus Montes highlighted the importance of Brazil’s technical cooperation with its African sister countries and his satisfaction in knowing that FGV Europe is leading this initiative, highlighting that FGV is one of the largest and most important institutions in Brazil, with competence to fulfill this noble mission to manage the technical execution of this important project.