IITA News

Picture of The Svalbard Seed Vault in Norway. Photo courtesy of The Crop Trust

IITA makes seed deposits at Svalbard Global Seed Vault 10-year anniversary

A celebration to mark the tenth anniversary of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, including a “Seed Vault Summit” and the Seed Vault Foundation Stone Ceremony, will take place from 25 to 27 February at the facilities in Longyearbyen, Norway.

Picture of The fall armyworm has been attacking maize farms across country borders.

Africa RISING–NAFAKA Project trains extension staff, farmers on fall armyworm management

The Africa RISING-NAFAKA project has trained over 250 government extension staff and over 40 lead farmers from Tanzania’s southern highlands on fall armyworm (FAW) management.

Picture of Signing of the partnership agreement between ENABLE Youth Sudan and the Savings and Social Development Bank.

ENABLE Youth Sudan partners with leading bank to provide financial services to Agripreneurs

The Sudan Chapter of the ENABLE Youth Program has entered into a partnership with the Savings and Social Development Bank to facilitate access to financial services by the youth.

Picture of IITA staff led by DDG, Partnerships for Delivery, Ken Dashiell, welcome the FUNAI representatives to the Institute.

FUNAI explores and discovers areas of collaboration with IITA

Representatives from the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, visited IITA, on 19 February, to exchange ideas, explore potential areas for collaboration, and identify possible ideas that can emanate from the research and knowledge of IITA’s work.

Picture of Representatives of NYCN during their meeting with IITA DDG (P4D). Photo by O.Adebayo, IITA.

NYCN Oyo chapter visits IITA

Representatives from the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Oyo State Chapter visited IITA HQ on 21 February to discuss possible collaboration and deliberate on plans to network the youth in Oyo State in agriculture.

Picture of Youth Agripreneurs showcase some of their products to the DG (left)

Tanzania youth Agripreneurs impress IITA DG

IITA DG Nteranya Sanginga expressed optimism over the efforts of the Tanzania Youth Agripreneurs and pledged to fully support them in their various enterprises.

Picture of Round-table discussion during NRCRI visit at IITA

NRCRI visits IITA to explore areas of improvement

IITA partners from the National Root Crop Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State, visited IITA HQ on 14‒15 February, to explore and discuss possible areas of improvement, and also strengthen partnership ties.

IITA Flickr account surpasses 5.7 million views

The IITA image repository being housed on the photo hosting and sharing service Flickr has attained a milestone—it has reached and surpassed 5.7 million views!

Picture of Dr Kenton Dashiell and party being received by the Deputy Governor of Borno State and taken on a tour of surroundings.

NZHF Secretariat assesses the preparedness of Borno, meets with FAO

Ahead of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum meeting scheduled for March 2018, Kenton Dashiell, IITA Deputy Director General for Partnership for Delivery, led members of the NZHF secretariat to Borno State to assess the preparedness of the northeastern state towards hosting members of the NZHF.

Picture of Mr Joseph Uponi addressing training participants
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AfSIS delighted with ambience of Abuja Conference facility

A delegation from the Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) has paid a thank you visit to the Head of IITA-Abuja station Gbassey Tarawali for what it described as a “quick response to their request to use the IITA Kubwa facility after a hitch to use a planned venue in town in Abuja.”

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