Joy and celebration amid funfair filled the air as members of the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) emerged among winners of the Best Poster and Best PechaKucha Presentations at the 2019 Research for Development week (R4D Week 2019) in IITA Ibadan.

Dr Meklit Chernet, won the second place in the PechaKucha presentation where she discussed about Akilimo—an agronomy decision support tool under the Natural Resource Management category. The first place went to Danny Coyne/Laura Cortada, while the third, fourth and fifth places went to Geoffrey Nsofon, Patchimaporn Udomkun, and Delphine Amah respectively.

Under the research poster category, ACAI’s Dr Christine Kreye won the third position with her poster titled:  Validating a decision support tool for cassava-maize intercropping in Southern Nigeria. The poster was based on the work done by Dr Kreye and colleagues including national partners. Co-authors on her poster included: C. Chigemezu, P. Pypers, A. Olojede, M. Busari, M. Tokula, F. Olowokere, A. Adebiyi, S. Ejalonibu, Meklit Chernet Tariku, S. Hauser, and J. Six.