IITA News

Picture of Dr Sarah Olubi-Johnson addressing the youth during the seminar.

Educator encourages youth to attain success in business

The co-founder of Lifeforte International Schools (LIS), Sarah Olubi-Johnson, gave a seminar presentation at IITA on 1 December to mentor and motivate the youth towards establishing successful enterprises in Nigeria.

Sustainable intensification book now on open access

In compliance with IITA’s Open Access policy, the recently published Routledge book titled “Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture” is now available online.

Picture of Members of the Umoja wa watuamiaji maji group show the remaining cowpea seed after harvest and selling.

Meet Julie Bwire: The inspiring ambassador of soybean in Tanzania

Julie Bwire is a mother of three and a farmer at Msufini village in Mvomero District, Morogoro Region, eastern Tanzania. She dropped out of school in the late 1980s and until 2015 was engaged in petty trading as well as farming; mostly maize and vegetables.

Breaking news: TAAT has been approved!

Good news! The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) project to be led by IITA has finally been approved by the African Development Bank’s Board of Directors!

Picture of Jocelyn Brown (second from right) listens to a technician’s briefing during the lab visit.

IITA-Malawi hosts USDA-FAS, US Embassy delegation

On 3 November, IITA-Malawi hosted a delegation from the Department of Agriculture–Foreign Agriculture Service (USDA-FAS) and the US Embassy in Malawi who came to find out about IITA’s work in the country, particularly on aflatoxin research and Aflasafe development.

Picture of Dr Okechukwu with the NEPC delegates.

NEPC seeks collaboration with IITA Onne to improve standards of export products

The South-South Regional Coordinator, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Ms Azuka Ikejiofor has lauded the efforts of IITA in its research on high-yielding and pest and disease resistant crop varieties that meet international market specifications.

Picture of Ranajit Bandyopadhyay welcoming Mr Lawal.

Leading Nigerian finance company explores areas of collaboration with IITA

Representatives from GTI Capital Limited visited IITA Ibadan recently, to explore business ideas that can emanate from IITA’s research and knowledge and identify potential areas for collaboration.

Picture of Librarian Louis Anajekwu with Prof Aina (wearing cap) and other delegates.

IITA affirms adherence to international publishing standards and legal deposit obligations

IITA recently affirmed compliance with international publishing standards and legal depository obligations.

Picture of Delegation at Cassava processing unit.

Inspector General of Police visits IITA

On 16 November, the Assistant Inspector General of Police Agboola Oshodi-Glover along with other officers from Zone XI Command Headquarters, Oshogbo, visited IITA to familiarize themselves with the Institute and reaffirm their efforts towards ensuring a safe and habitable environment.

Picture of AfDB officials at the supervision presentation.

AfDB conducts end-SARD-SC project supervision mission

The African Development Bank was in IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria, on 2–3 November for a 2-day end-of-project Supervision Mission on the Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic crops (SARD-SC) project.

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