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YIIFSWA-II hosts 3rd Annual progress review and planning meeting in Accra

YIIFSWA-II hosts 3rd Annual progress review and planning meeting in Accra

IITA, lead implementer of the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa Phase Two (YIIFSWA-II), organized and hosted the project’s third annual review and planning meeting from 25 to 28 February in Accra, Ghana. Read more

His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi with delegation.

Ooni of Ife plans to bestow award on IITA DG for his efforts in securing Africa’s food security

A delegation from IITA paid a courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, at his palace in Osun State, Nigeria on 9 April, as plans to recognize the Institute and Director General, Dr Nteranya Sanginga continue to gain momentum. The team, comprising Hildegarde Koper-Limbourg, IITA Deputy Director General,…

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Institute Board Chair visits IITA Cameroon Station

On 26 March, IITA Cameroon was happy to welcome Dr Amos NamangaNgongi, Chair of the Board of Trustees (BoT), on an unofficial visit to the IITA Cameroon Station. One of the goals of his visit was to get an overview of projects implemented by IITA in Cameroon. Dr NamangaNgongi was received by Country Representative, Cargele…

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The graduating youth (back row) with some of the organizers and other stakeholders.

IITA-Onne hosts graduation of Ogoni youth after machine fabrication training

A training organized for 15 Ogoni youth, which kicked off on 14 January, was concluded successfully on 29 March. The training was in line with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recommendation to provide an alternative source of livelihood for oil-impacted communities of Ogoniland in Southern Nigeria. The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), in a…

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Regina Kapinga.

One on one: Regina Kapinga

IITA’s Queen of Roots and Tubers As we continue to celebrate women in science, we interviewed Regina Kapinga, IITA’s first Head of Advocacy and Resource Mobilization, also known as the Queen of Roots and Tubers. Her years of working on cassava and sweet potato earned her an “Appreciation award for outstanding leadership and contribution to…

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Fredrick Schreurs giving a presentation at the meeting.

IITA BIP management outlines future path for the unit

Management staff of the IITA Business Incubation Platform (BIP) held a meeting on 20 March at the IITA headquarters in Ibadan. The meeting themed, “When Science meets Business,” was organized to discuss ways to develop a scouting system in which marketable IITA products and services will be promoted through the BIP. IITA BIP takes innovations…

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French delegation explores agribusiness collaboration with IITA Abuja

IITA, the French Embassy in Nigeria, and the French Agriculture Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) held a meeting on 27 March at the IITA Abuja Station to strengthen existing partnerships among the three organizations. Read more

USAID Mission Director to Nigeria visits IITA

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director to Nigeria, Stephen Haykin, paid a visit to IITA headquarters on 23 March, to discuss existing partnerships between USAID and IITA.  Haykin was received by senior IITA management including Kenton Dashiell, Deputy Director General, Partnerships for Delivery (DDG-P4D) and Hilde Koper-Limbourg, Deputy Director General, Corporate Services…

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AfDB Vice President visits IITA

On 26 March, Dr Jennifer Blanke, Vice President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) paid a courtesy visit to IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. She was received by IITA Director General, Nteranya Sanginga, the Deputy Director Generals, and members of IITA management. The purpose of her visit was “to see how the collaborations were going…

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IITA: Investing in tomorrow’s researchers

For a long time, IITA has recognized gender equality in the workforce as an important ideal to pursue. To achieve this, the Institute has prioritized the development of women in research by investing in the next generation of women scientists and empowering them in their different roles. One of such women being empowered today is…

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