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Kigoma Regional Commissioner applauds SARD-SC project for improved cassava productivity

The newly appointed executives of Tanzanian Kigoma region, Brigadier General Emmanuel Maganga and Charles Pallangyo, visited one of the SARD-SC project sites in the Kibondo. About 105 officials from five districts of Kigoma Region were on the entourage of the executives who visited the Kibondo Big Power Group—a cassava farmers and processors’ group involved in…

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IITA family gears up for its 50th anniversary celebrations

The vibe is turning intense in all IITA stations as staff and scientists prepare to celebrate the Institute as it turns golden this year! So, Communication went round HQ and asked staff how they feel about being a member of the IITA family. Many shared their journey, consisting long, rich years of service to the…

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Alumni and friends will also be reuniting this year

Did you work or had your field work, study, post-doctorate posting in the past at IITA? If yes, you are a precious part of the IITA alumni family and invite you to come and reconnect with old friends and colleagues during the 7th IITA reunion of alumni, children of alumn, and friends of IITA as…

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Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava

This major two volume collection reviews the wealth of recent research on improving cultivation of this important crop.

Picture of Chikoye breaking ground at the future site of the maize seed storage and warehouse facility at SARAH campus as IITA staff and construction representatives look on.

IITA-Zambia to get new modern maize seed storage facility

On 6 February, IITA-Zambia formally signed a contract with a local construction firm for the establishment of a modern maize seed storage and warehouse facility within the IITA Southern Africa Research and Administration (SARAH) campus in Kabangwe, Zambia, in the next 3 months. The construction of the facility is being funded by the African Development…

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IITA introduces new unit for effective data and information management

Following the institutional reforms that began last year at IITA, the Institute has established a Data and Information Management Unit (DIMU) to lead in managing the array of data and information constantly generated. DIMU will work to strengthen the information infrastructure and interact very closely with scientists to streamline the capture, processing, storage, and retrieval…

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Maize value chain holds gender mainstreaming workshop for partners in Nigeria

A three-day workshop on gender mainstreaming in the SARD-SC maize value chain was conducted at the Kaduna State Agricultural Development Project (KADP) Headquarters, Kaduna, Nigeria, during the last quarter of 2016 with key stakeholders in attendance. The workshop aimed to enhance gender-sensitive technology development and dissemination to boost productivity and income of a broad segment of targeted…

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Scientist says cocoa farmers are the focus of new research

Richard Asare, Regional Cocoa Agroforester, IITA Ghana, disclosed during his seminar presentation on 3 February, at IITA, Ibadan, that cocoa scientists are now brainstorming on the cash crop that is essential to the livelihoods of 40-50 million people worldwide.

Participants at the Africa RISING science for impact event in Dar es Salaam.

Africa RISING partners kick off phase 2 with a science for impact event

Approximately 80 people representing different organizations and a diverse group of partners in agricultural research and development gathered in Dar es Salaam to participate in the   Africa RISING science for impact event. The 17–19 January meeting also doubled up as a launch event for a second 5-year phase of the USAID-funded Africa RISING program. The…

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Africa RISING partners kick off phase 2 with a science for impact event – Long version

Connecting the research-in-development dots and investing in dynamic scaling pathways – main themes of discussion as Africa RISING partners kick off phase2 with a science for impact event Approximately 80 people representing different organizations and a diverse group of partners in agricultural research and development gathered in Dar es Salaam to participate in the Africa…

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