Bernard Vanlauwe on Day 1, R4D Week

50 years of soil research at IITA, failures and successes – Bernard Vanlauwe

After years of reduced attention, IITA research on natural resource management (NRM) has made a strong come-back and is now a fundamental component of the research portfolio.

Advances in social sciences and biotechnology lauded

“It is truly impressive how far we have gone with the work we have done, particularly the tools, methodologies, and technologies, especially in the past 3 years in social science, crop breeding, and biotechnology,” said IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga in reaction to the various presentations done by scientists in these areas during R4D Week held at IITA-HQ in Ibadan.

Overhead view of poster presentations.

Photo album: R4D Week


Director for Research Support, Tonny Omwansa, anchoring the session on research support.

Research Support Services showcase status, achievements, and future prospects

Presentations from units under the Research Support Directorate kicked off Day 3 of R4D Week with presentations on the status of the unit, achievements, and future activities. Various side meetings and training sessions made up the rest of the day.

HE Chief Olusegun Obansanjo relates his experience as a beneficiary of IITA research.

IITA looks towards food and nutrition security for the next half century

The IITA Conference on Food and Nutrition Security Futures was held on 24 November at the IITA Conference Center, Ibadan, as part of the closing program of the IITA50 celebration.

Group photo of IITA50 science conference participants.

IITA50 celebration ends on a high note

The year 2017 marks IITA’s 50th anniversary. The anniversary celebration reflected two milestones—the first 50 years, covering the period from inception up till now; and the next 50 years.

Cassava products on display at the Cassava Unit exhibition stand.

IITA celebrates Open Day in grand style

It was a day of fun and laughter, and celebration and appreciation for the entire IITA community, friends, and well-wishers, as they gathered at the IITA Sports Center on 25 November to celebrate the IITA 2017 Open Day.

BoT Chair, Bruce Coulman and Outstanding Scientist awardee, James Legg.

Board Excellence Awardees announced at Open Day festivities

Board of Trustees (BoT) Chair Bruce Coulman announced the recipients of the 2016 Board Awards for Excellence, Gold Edition, as part of the commemoration of IITA50 anniverary during the Open Day program held at the end of R4D Week on 25 November.

L-R Charlotte Sanginga, DG Nteranye Sanginga, and Manuele Tamò.

Photo album: Open Day


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