IITA Cassava Weed Management Project signs MoU with SON
The Cassava Weed Management Project has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria that ensures locally manufactured products in Nigeria give the required degree of satisfaction to consumers through compliance with government policies on standardization and conformity assessment.
The SON also ensures that goods imported into the country meet the minimum requirements of industrial standards or any other approved international standards.
The MoU seeks to establish a link to foster cooperation for the development and implementation of collaborative programs while highlighting the framework for the partnership between both organizations.
Areas covered in the MoU include exchange of scientific information and developing specific cooperative programs and projects, especially in the areas of standardization. Linkages between IITA and SON scientists were also listed.