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IITA-DRC holds third planning workshop for CBSD Project

IITA’s project “Action to control the Cassava Brown Streak Disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” organized its annual review and planning meeting for 2018–2019 in Mbujimayi, the capital city of Kasai Oriental Province.

Picture of Aisha Abubakar, CAY-SEED beneficiary, sharing her experience and its impact on her life.

CAY-Seed project ends with workshop to disseminate results

At the close of the CAY-Seed project, the implementing team at IITA assembled more than 100 farmers and agricultural extension agents (AEAs) from some of the major yam-producing states in Nigeria for a 2-day knowledge and information dissemination workshop on quality seed yam production in Kubwa, Abuja.

Picture of Former IITA staff Dr Rattan Lal (left) receives medal from UIMP Rector Emilio Lora-Tamayo.

IITA alumnus receives Medal of Honor for academic merit

Distinguished professor of soil sciences and IITA alumnus, Dr Rattan Lal, has been awarded the Medal of Honor from the Menéndez Pelayo International University [in Spanish: Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo (UIMP)] in Santander, Spain.

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TAAT embarks on training for fiduciary staff

To ensure effective Financial and Procurement Management among the different Value Chain and Enabler Compacts, the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program conducted a two-day training on the fiduciary responsibilities of the implementing institutions towards the achievement of the program’s objectives.

Picture of Daniel Adekunle (in green cap) of Maize Breeding explaining about IITA’s work on maize to participants

IITA Abuja staff attend Chinese training on improved agricultural technique

Six staff members from the IITA Abuja station joined other participants in Abuja for an “Overseas training course on agricultural techniques for Nigeria.”

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Big data innovations challenge for impact

Scientists and digital agriculture practitioners in all CGIAR centers will convene at the campus of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya between 3 and 5 October, for the Big Data in Agriculture Convention 2018 tagged “Decoding the Data Ecosystem.”

Picture of Two COPAKIN agripreneurs showcasing 25-kg bags of high quality semolina.

Youth cooperative sets pace in processing and marketing cornmeal in DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, agribusiness is currently one of the drivers of job creation for young people and for the fight against food insecurity.

Picture of IITA Eastern Africa Hub Director, Victor Manyong (center), flanked by the Bioneer representatives

IITA Tanzania hosts representatives of South Korean biotech firm

Representatives from Bioneer Corporation, a private biotechnology company from South Korea, visited IITA Eastern Africa Hub offices on 22 July to explore partnership opportunities with the Institute.

Picture of Dr Kwesi Atta-Krah encouraged staff to dorn their anniversary ankara as a sign of celebration.

IITA commemorates 51st anniversary

IITA marked its 51st anniversary on 24 July, highlighting the performance and all-round achievements of the Institute since inception in 1967.

Picture of The Coordinator of CocoaSoils making a presentation at the technical session

CocoaSoils launched in Côte d’Ivoire

As part of its four-country launches, the CocoaSoils program has been launched in Côte d’Ivoire.

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