IITA News

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Japanese Ambassador visits IITA; looks for further collaboration

The Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, His Excellency Yutaka Kikuta, on 17 October paid a courtesy visit to the IITA Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria to meet with senior IITA management.

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IITA-led fall armyworm compact holds regional “plan to action” meeting to control pest in East Africa

An Africa-wide initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with IITA to mobilize regional efforts to stop the spread of fall armyworm (FAW)—an invasive pest threatening food supply and incomes of millions of African smallholder farmers—has been launched in East Africa.

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IITA Women’s Group sensitizes participants to embrace STEM

As part of efforts to inspire and expand the horizons of students, the Global Youth Leadership and Girl-child Foundation (GYLGF) held its 4th Raising Girls’ Ambition (RAGA) international interdisciplinary conference at Lead City University (LCU), Ibadan, on 10–12 October.

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World Food Day 2018 celebrated with a Walk for Zero Hunger

On 16 October every year, World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated in over 150 countries to raise awareness about hunger and poverty and the need for global food security.

Group photograph of participants at the TAAT cassava compact forum in DRC

TAAT Cassava Compact forum to develop cassava value chain in DRC

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and IITA jointly organized a forum to address the development of the cassava value chain in DRC, 18-22 September.

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YIIFSWA-II hosts workshop on revising and harmonizing seed yam quality management protocols (Yam QMP)

At the recent Oyo State agriculture investment summit exhibition at IITA, Ibadan, a farmer expressed his lack of interest in yam production.

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YIIFSWA-II steals the show at NASC Seed Fair Abuja

The National Agricultural Seed Council with the mandate of ensuring the availability and accessibility of quality seed for farmers in Nigeria, hosted its annual seed fair in Abuja on 4 October.

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Biocontrol: The silent revolution to pest control

On 21 September, IITA Insect Ecologist Manuele Tamò gave a seminar presentation at IITA Ibadan Headquarters, to highlight achievements and challenges encountered in combating some of the insect pests that pose a threat to cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) production in Africa.

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Focus on achieving wider impact and building resilience for larger populations, Africa RISING urged

The Africa RISING program should keep working towards achieving wider impact and building resilience for larger populations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security Program Leader for Sustainable Intensification, Dr Jerry Glover has advised.

Picture of Delphine Amah, IITA Regional Plantain breeder, addressing the trainees.

Staff from Nigeria’s premier horticultural research institute receive training on plantain and banana production

As part of efforts to build the capacity of national research systems, IITA scientists provided a 2-week training from 10 to 21 September for 10 scientists and technical staff of the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT).

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