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Showing off Aflasafe products: (L-R) MISST Project Advisor, Dr Patrick Okori; US Deputy Chief of Mission, Andrew Hirrup; Controller of Agriculture Services, Dr Alexander Bulirani; and DG Sanginga.

DG Sanginga graces handover of aflatoxin laboratory and launch of Aflasafe in Malawi

During the recent handover of the Aflatoxin Research and Training laboratory in Malawi on 10 April, IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga challenged players in the agricultural industry to vigorously fight aflatoxin, which contaminates up to 30% of groundnut and maize in Malawi. Dr Sanginga was joined by the Deputy Chief of Mission for the US…

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DG Sanginga inaugurates renovated IITA-Malawi offices

On his recent visit to Malawi, on 8-10 April, IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga inaugurated the newly refurbished offices and laboratories, applauding the hard work of the staff. The renovated offices now consist of a spacious reception area, 20 offices that can accommodate up to 35 staff, a new Semi-Autotrophic Hydroponics (SAH) laboratory for rapid…

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Meeting with staff and exhibition of IITA's work with partners

DG meets with staff; looks at IITA’s work with partners

During the meeting with staff, the DG discussed issues of gender, youth in agriculture, staff welfare, and career development. “Consider yourself as part of the global staff and that you are an ambassador of IITA right from your communities to the airport. IITA stands in good shape with your support,” remarked Sanginga. Following an overview…

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The new look of CKAN, with its many enhanced features.

IITA introduces flexible data citation in CKAN

The IITA Communication Unit’s Data Management section has been working extensively to increase the visibility of IITA research outputs. DataKind, United Kingdom, took note of the achievement along with an exceptional high-quality dataset with the repository. One of the concerns of open access is that open data that is reused under a Creative Commons Attribution…

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Dr Saethre interacting with scientists at one of the soybean fields in Malawi, Chitedze Research Station.

DDG-R4D visits IITA’s field research activities in Southern Africa Hub locations

From 23 to 31 March, IITA Deputy Director General-Research for Development (DDG-R4D), May-Guri Saethre, had a successful field visit to Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia in the Southern Africa Hub to appreciate the advancement of new research and technologies. She appealed to scientists to take a more vigorous approach to deal with pests and diseases particularly…

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Showing off Aflasafe products: (L-R) MISST Project Advisor, Dr Patrick Okori; US Deputy Chief of Mission, Andrew Hirrup; Controller of Agriculture Services, Dr Alexander Bulirani; and DG Sanginga.

TAAT success story: Empowering women farmers through Urea Deep Placement Technology

Kadiolo is a town in the Sikasso Region of southern Mali, which lies about 13 km north of the border with Ivory Coast and 30 km west of the border with Burkina Faso. The town is an agrarian community with nearly everyone engaging in agriculture at the subsistence level. Faced with a family to feed…

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YIIFSWA-II hosts 3rd Annual progress review and planning meeting in Accra

YIIFSWA-II hosts 3rd Annual progress review and planning meeting in Accra

IITA, lead implementer of the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa Phase Two (YIIFSWA-II), organized and hosted the project’s third annual review and planning meeting from 25 to 28 February in Accra, Ghana. Read more

His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi with delegation.

Ooni of Ife plans to bestow award on IITA DG for his efforts in securing Africa’s food security

A delegation from IITA paid a courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, at his palace in Osun State, Nigeria on 9 April, as plans to recognize the Institute and Director General, Dr Nteranya Sanginga continue to gain momentum. The team, comprising Hildegarde Koper-Limbourg, IITA Deputy Director General,…

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Institute Board Chair visits IITA Cameroon Station

On 26 March, IITA Cameroon was happy to welcome Dr Amos NamangaNgongi, Chair of the Board of Trustees (BoT), on an unofficial visit to the IITA Cameroon Station. One of the goals of his visit was to get an overview of projects implemented by IITA in Cameroon. Dr NamangaNgongi was received by Country Representative, Cargele…

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The graduating youth (back row) with some of the organizers and other stakeholders.

IITA-Onne hosts graduation of Ogoni youth after machine fabrication training

A training organized for 15 Ogoni youth, which kicked off on 14 January, was concluded successfully on 29 March. The training was in line with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recommendation to provide an alternative source of livelihood for oil-impacted communities of Ogoniland in Southern Nigeria. The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), in a…

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