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N2Africa Phase II in Borno, Nigeria organize annual meeting

To ensure effective and continuous use of legume technologies that have been introduced to enhance smallholder farmers’ productivity, partners in the N2Africa-Borno phase II project came together in Kano State, Nigeria on 24– 25 May.

Picture of students, with Forest Center team members, displaying items made from plastic waste. Photo O.Olubodun

Celebrating World Environment Day 2018: combating plastic pollution

World Environment Day (WED) occurs every year on 5 June, and is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

Plantain is an important crop in the economy of Cameroon.

Researchers predict worse impacts of climate change on plantain and educational attendance in Central Africa

The impact of climate change continues to be high but coincides with low adaptive capacity of farmers in Central Africa.

Picture of Yam plantlets.

Semi-Autotrophic Hydroponic technology works with yam too!

Yam is a staple food crop for over 300 million people in the world with West Africa accounting for 95% of total world production.

Picture of representatives of GYF went bird watching at the IITA lakeside during their courtesy visit to the IITA Forest Center, Ibadan. Photo A. Ajayi

Greening Youth Foundation and IITA partner to promote cross-cultural environmental education in Nigeria

Greening Youth Foundation (GYF) and IITA have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development and implementation of culturally relevant environmental education materials, projects, and activities for underserved youth and young adults in various states throughout Nigeria.

Picture of bundles of improved variety of cassava stems from IITA acquired by Congo-Brazzavile for their new cassava program

IITA supports Congo-Brazzaville’s new national cassava program

The Republic of the Congo recently acquired 82 tons of cassava plantlets from IITA to be used in establishing the new national cassava program.

Picture of The FCTA Minister Honorable Muhammadu Bello (in blue cap) being given a tour of IITA Abuja station by the Head of Station, Gbassey Tarawali

Nigeria’s Minister of Federal Capital Territory visits IITA Abuja

Nigeria’s Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Honorable Muhammadu Bello, visited the IITA-Abuja Station recently

Group photo at the launch of West and Central Africa aquaponics research for development network

IITA hosts launch of ABiNet; leads proposal on insect-driven aquaponics system

The first aquaponics network in West and Central Africa called the Aquaponics Based-Insects Network (ABiNet) was recently launched at the IITA-Cotonou station.

Picture of DG Sanginga led His Excellency, Governor Claude Nyamugabo Bazibuhe of South Kivu on a tour of the IITA Kalambo facilities

New Governor of South Kivu, DRC, cites IITA’s research efforts

His Excellency, Governor Claude Nyamugabo Bazibuhe of South Kivu in DR Congo, has praised IITA’s efforts to support agricultural development in his region and country and assured the Institute of his government’s support for its activities.

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Stakeholders strategize to harmonize and strengthen ME&L system

In line with the key messages conveyed by the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture during the BigDatainAg Convention 2017, stakeholders across four CGIAR centers working under the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), convened at IITA Headquarters, on 22–25 May.