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New center of excellence beefs up capacity to address biorisks associated with climate change

The newly established Biorisk Management Facility (BIMAF) recently organized its first ever training — on Modeling under Climate Change Scenarios, 16-20 October, in the IITA station, Republic of Benin. The training provided an overview of potential insect modeling tools available and offered a data analysis opportunity to participants that included students and scientists working on…

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Projects outline lessons learned for successful scaling of climate-smart agriculture innovations

Lessons focused on policies, gender, and participation of farmers in selection and promotion of CSA practices While climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices have proven effective in increasing food security and the resilience of farming systems to climate change, their adoption and uptake in many parts of Africa is still low and usually pegged to the lifecycle…

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IITA partners with IFAD to launch project on Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence

In keeping with IITA’s commitment  to support youth development and employment IITA launched the Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence (CARE) in Policy for Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa” project.

Call for applications

Two calls for applications: Fellowships on “Youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” and Young Expert Programmes (YEP).

Africa RISING guidelines for capturing gender-sensitive stories in agricultural research and development

Gender-sensitive story writing is not only a professional and ethical aspiration but it can also improve development efforts and co-create more gender-balanced and inclusive societies.

Australian High Commission representative visits IITA

On 26 October, Adaora Ikenze, Head of Development Cooperation, Australian High Commission, Abuja, visited IITA to participate in the Forest Open Day and assess the Project’s programs and progress over the year.

Picture of Kenton Dashiell, flanked by Hilde Koper-Limbourg, “pushing” the button that launches the FMS online platform and application.

IITA launches FMS online database system

IITA Facilities Management Services (FMS) launched its web database platform on 31 October at IITA, Ibadan, to enhance online communication between the Unit and its clients.

Picture of Amaral Chibeba conducting a greenhouse trial in Brazil.

N2Africa success stories: Mozambique

The N2Africa project in Mozambique is now on its second phase and is focusing on scaling out the legume technologies proven under phase 1 using a “business-led” approach.

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N2Africa success story: Nigeria

The N2Africa project is working through sustainable, long-term partnerships to enable Nigerian smallholder farmers to benefit from symbiotic N2-fixation by grain legumes through effective production technologies including inoculants (NoduMax) and phosphorus fertilizers.

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Deputy Minister of Agriculture praises IITA’s technologies and pledges support to register aflasafeTz

The Deputy Minister for Agriculture in Tanzania, Dr Mary Mwanjelwa, expressed appreciation for the efforts of IITA to develop the agriculture sector in Tanzania.

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