IITA News

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Japanese Ambassador visits IITA; looks for further collaboration

The Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, His Excellency Yutaka Kikuta, on 17 October paid a courtesy visit to the IITA Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria to meet with senior IITA management.

Picture of participants at the FAW “plan to action” meeting

IITA-led fall armyworm compact holds regional “plan to action” meeting to control pest in East Africa

An Africa-wide initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with IITA to mobilize regional efforts to stop the spread of fall armyworm (FAW)—an invasive pest threatening food supply and incomes of millions of African smallholder farmers—has been launched in East Africa.

Picture of Dr Kolade Olufisayo, Postdoctoral Fellow, giving the participants an overview of work in the Virology lab

IITA Women’s Group sensitizes participants to embrace STEM

As part of efforts to inspire and expand the horizons of students, the Global Youth Leadership and Girl-child Foundation (GYLGF) held its 4th Raising Girls’ Ambition (RAGA) international interdisciplinary conference at Lead City University (LCU), Ibadan, on 10–12 October.

Picture of IITA staff members celebrating 2018 World Food Day with a walk for Zero Hunger

World Food Day 2018 celebrated with a Walk for Zero Hunger

On 16 October every year, World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated in over 150 countries to raise awareness about hunger and poverty and the need for global food security.

Group photograph of participants at the TAAT cassava compact forum in DRC

TAAT Cassava Compact forum to develop cassava value chain in DRC

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and IITA jointly organized a forum to address the development of the cassava value chain in DRC, 18-22 September.

Photograph of the key stakeholders of YIIFSWA II project during a workshop at IITA

YIIFSWA-II hosts workshop on revising and harmonizing seed yam quality management protocols (Yam QMP)

At the recent Oyo State agriculture investment summit exhibition at IITA, Ibadan, a farmer expressed his lack of interest in yam production.