IITA News

Picture of Southern armyworm attacking cassava in Nigeria. Photo by Andrew Ajetola

Southern Armyworm identified in West and Central Africa!

A new pest—southern armyworm, Spodoptera eridania (Stoll)—has been discovered in West and Central Africa!

Picture of Hosts and guests of honor including the National Minister of Finance (4th from left), the World Bank Representative, Ms Nora Kouaess (leftmost), and Provincial Ministers during the launch ceremony.

IITA welcomes the official launch of new project in Great Lakes

The Integrated Project for Agricultural Growth in the Great Lakes (PICAGL) was officially launched on 7 May, in Kinshasa.

Picture of Students using binoculars to watch migratory birds during the bird watching session at IITA lake side

IITA marks the 2018 World Migratory Bird Day

Migratory birds are a great illustration of global interconnectedness. Students, ornithologists, and bird lovers convened in the IITA Tree Heritage Park at Ibadan to celebrate the 2018 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 18 May.

Picture of some of the participants at the Aflasafe trial fields where they were taught the practical application of the technology in the field.

IITA trains extension staff on aflatoxin as it prepares to scale out aflasafeTZ in Tanzania

As part of its push to ensure access to safe and aflatoxin-free food across Africa, IITA recently trained stakeholders in the governments’ agricultural extension services in parts of Tanzania, on aflatoxin and on use of aflasafeTZ, the effective biocontrol product that reduces aflatoxin contamination consistently by more than 80% to safe levels.

Picture of Bilha Mtembozi from Sagara A, grows groundnuts and sorghum

N2Africa’s technology helping kick out hunger in Kongwa District, Tanzania

Legumes such as cowpea, beans, and groundnuts are not only beneficial to human health as they are a rich and affordable source of protein; they are also beneficial to the soil. They fix nitrogen from the air into the soil improving its fertility thus, increasing the yield of other crops such as maize and sorghum…

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TAAT Program Steering Committee leads path to further progress

The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program has made further progress in the development of its Enabler Compacts, with the Program Steering Committee’s (PSC) decisions, based on which Enabler Compacts are well geared to receive funding and immediately start up their operations. Aiming for progress, Dr Mpoko Bokanga, the head of the TAAT Clearinghouse…

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The Visionaries profiles IITA on public TV

The national documentary series The Visionaries is profiling IITA in its current season.

Picture of Mrs Charlotte Sanginga and Dr Claude Nankam in a group photo with IITA scientists, piggery and poultry business group farmers at CAAS office in Katana

Donors express confidence in IITA projects in DRC

A delegation of representatives from Food for the Hungry (FH), a donor to the Tuendelee Pamoja II (TP II) project, gave a glowing commendation of the IITA-implemented initiatives in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Picture of IITA Country Representative Marc Schut giving a presentation.

IITA Rwanda’s new agenda: Country strategy for impact through partnerships and innovation

IITA Rwanda held a retreat in April to develop a new country strategy and set the agenda that will guide IITA’s transformative research work and innovation in the country.

Picture of Phil Hall of the A.G. Leventis Foundation (center right) and Hilde Koper, IITA DDG, Corporate Services (4th from left) with the Forest Center staff.

IITA Forest Center plants the Ibadan Malimbe Grove

Birds play important ecological roles by acting as agents of pollination, seed dispersal, and pest control. They also help to indicate the health of the environment.

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