We are pleased to announce that Landell Mills has been shortlisted for the International Collaborative Project award at the British Expertise International Awards 2017 for its implementation of the AgriTT programme (Working in Partnership to Accelerate Technology Transfer).
The British Expertise International Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding international achievement by companies in the UK professional services sector. Each category is fiercely competitive and included entries from the brightest and best of the UK’s professional and infrastructure service companies. The International Collaborative Project Award celebrates an exemplary approach to collaboration between UK companies and international partners.
AgriTT is an innovative trilateral programme, bringing together Chinese agricultural technology expertise and UK research and project management know-how, with the local knowledge of Malawian and Ugandan governments, and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa. The programme facilitates the sharing of successful experience in agricultural development with developing countries in order to improve agricultural productivity and food security.
The £10 million UK Department for International Development funded programme demonstrated Chinese technologies for cassava value chain transformation in Uganda, and shared techniques for modernising aquaculture production in Malawi. The AgriTT Research Challenge Fund has contributed to the transfer of five technologies from China and contributed to the development of 12 low-income country value chains. AgriTT has broken new ground by leveraging strategic and technical inputs from high-level experts within China’s commodity system management institutions for cassava and tilapia.