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Oyo State Economic Summit

Emmanuel Olabode and Kunle Olasupo, Forest Project supervisors, were among IITA staff who attended Oyo State Economic Summit on 14-15 April. This major event was held at the Civic Centre, Idi Ape, Ibadan. The Forest Project stand attracted crowds of people. Many had never before seen forest trees growing in pots and were not aware that they can be cultivated. It was an eye-opener to hear that we can - and do - plant new forests!

Oyo State Economic Summit

 
PLANT OF THE MONTH

African whitewood (Triplochiton scleroxylon)

The African whitewood (Triplochiton scleroxylon), known as arere in Yoruba and obeche in Bini, is a large fast-growing tree, reaching 65 m (213 ft), usually with a straight trunk and buttresses up to about 8 m (26 ft) high. It belongs to the family Sterculiaceae and is common in semi-deciduous rainforests from Sierra Leone to Gabon and Congo, including secondary forests where it may fill gaps as a pioneer species.

 
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