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Picture of Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh eating bread made from yam composite flour

YIIFSWA-II steals the show at NASC Seed Fair Abuja

The National Agricultural Seed Council with the mandate of ensuring the availability and accessibility of quality seed for farmers in Nigeria, hosted its annual seed fair in Abuja on 4 October.

Picture of Manuele Tamo , IITA Insect Ecologist, giving his seminar presentation

Biocontrol: The silent revolution to pest control

On 21 September, IITA Insect Ecologist Manuele Tamò gave a seminar presentation at IITA Ibadan Headquarters, to highlight achievements and challenges encountered in combating some of the insect pests that pose a threat to cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) production in Africa.

Picture of Farmers in Cheyohi Community in the Northern Region of Ghana ceremonially dressed Jerry Glover in the traditional Ghanaian smock

Focus on achieving wider impact and building resilience for larger populations, Africa RISING urged

The Africa RISING program should keep working towards achieving wider impact and building resilience for larger populations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security Program Leader for Sustainable Intensification, Dr Jerry Glover has advised.

Picture of Delphine Amah, IITA Regional Plantain breeder, addressing the trainees.

Staff from Nigeria’s premier horticultural research institute receive training on plantain and banana production

As part of efforts to build the capacity of national research systems, IITA scientists provided a 2-week training from 10 to 21 September for 10 scientists and technical staff of the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT).

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IITA and AfDB to help Taraba transform cassava as part of TAAT framework

IITA says it plans to work closely with the Taraba State Government to transform cassava in the framework of the African Development Bank (AfDB) funded Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) program.

Picture of Charlotte Sanginga, Head of Scholarship and Charity Committee, IITA Women’s Group, addressing the staff and students of LIS

IITA Women’s Group visits leading Nigerian school; encourages students to embrace agriculture

In a bid to create more awareness about the importance of agriculture to the economy, IITA Women’s group visited Lifeforte International School, Ibadan (LIS) on 2 October to familiarize themselves with the institute and also sow a seed of mindset change to the students and staff.

Picture of Beatrice Aighewi receiving the award on behalf of DG Sanginga from FACAN President Dr Victor Iyama.

IITA Director General receives award at AGRIKEXPO 2018

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga was recognized at the AGRIKEXPO 2018 with an Award of Excellence for his diligent contribution to the growth and development of agriculture in Nigeria and Africa.

Picture of Adebayo Oluwaseun of IITA touring the Changsha delegates around the Abuja farm.

Chinese Changsha Committee on Agriculture visits IITA-Abuja

A 13-member delegation from the Changsha Committee on Agriculture visited IITA Abuja Station on 11 September.

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IITA senior scientist, alumnus receive nutrition awards

Every year nutrition professionals and associates from all around Nigeria gather for their Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference.

Picture of a group photo of participants at the launch ceremony.

CocoaSoils launched in Cameroon

As part of its four-country implementation initiative, the CocoaSoils Program has been officially launched in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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