IITA News

Picture of Team of CGIAR scientists with IITA DDG-P4D, Kenton Dashiell (front row, 3rd from right). Photo by Paul DemoCIP.

IITA and other CGIAR centers participate in PfRR learning event in South Sudan

A delegation of several CGIAR scientists led by IITA Deputy Director General, Partnerships for Delivery (DDG-P4D) Kenton Dashiell took part in the Partnership for Recovery and Resilience’s (PfRR) Accountability and Learning Event, 13-15 November, in Juba, South Sudan.

Picture of Alfred Dixon, Director, P4D Office (left), and Owolabi Oladejo, the President and Founder of MBS (right), shaking hands after the MoU signing

IITA signs MoU with media company

In a bid to disseminate IITA’s best-bet proven innovations, and improve the institute’s visibility, IITA and the Metropolitan Broadcasting Services (MBS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to move the agenda forward.

Photos showing the unique morphological traits of various banana and plantain varieties that help in their identification

Scientists develop a photo database of cooking banana and plantain to aid variety differentiation

It is estimated that over 30 million people in sub-Saharan Africa depend on East Africa highland cooking bananas (EAHB) and plantain as their principal source of dietary carbohydrates. These include Matooke in East and Central Africa (ECA) and plantains in Western and Central Africa (WCA).

Picture of Dr Busie Maziya-Dixon, Prof I.A. Adeyemi, and Dr Olutayo Adeyemi.

IITA participates in 42nd NIFST conference

The 42nd Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology took place 15-18 October at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.