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IITA reiterates the importance of alignment with agricultural goals of African countries

IITA reiterates the importance of alignment with agricultural goals of African countries

On 24 July, Dr Kwesi Atta-Krah, Director of Advocacy and Country Alignment Function (ACAF), presented a seminar at IITA-Ibadan on “Country Alignment and Advocacy” in the context of ensuring impact and resource mobilization at country level. Alignment is necessary to ensure that IITA’s activities, including research, incubation, and delivery, contribute to the strategic goals of the countries in…

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US and Nigeria launch GFSS Country Plan to improve food security

US and Nigeria launch GFSS Country Plan to improve food security

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the US Government have formally launched a Feed The Future (FTF) Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) Country Plan for Nigeria. The launch and signing of a Declaration of Partnership took place during an official ceremony at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on 18 July. Following welcome remarks by the Director,…

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IITA and partners launch new project to improve cassava seed distribution and disease control in Rwanda
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IITA and partners launch new project to improve cassava seed distribution and disease control in Rwanda

IITA and Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB), together with Dutch partners, SPARK and Wageningen University, launched the Cassava Agribusiness Seeds System (CASS) project on 18 July in Kigali. The CASS project’s main objective is to help farmers have better access to clean cassava seed. Farmers’ access to clean cassava seed is identified…

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IITA and the Chadian Government earmark opportunities to strengthen collaboration

IITA and the Chadian Government earmark opportunities to strengthen collaboration

An official delegation from IITA led by the Deputy Regional Director of IITA Central Africa Hub, Zoumana Bamba, was in Ndjamena on the invitation of the Chadian Minister of Production, Irrigation and Agricultural Equipment, Mrs Lydie Beassemda, from 8 to 11 July. The visit came at a time when the Government is resolutely engaged in…

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ATASP-1 project promotes commodity value chain products at launch of 2019 farming season in Anambra State

ATASP-1 project promotes commodity value chain products at launch of 2019 farming season in Anambra State

Sorghum, rice, and cassava value chain products of the ATASP-1 Project were displayed and promoted at the annual flag-off of farming season activities for 2019 in Awka, Anambra State. The event, organized by the Anambra State Government, was to encourage farmers and crop producers to intensify their efforts in production and other value chain activities…

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Researchers support district experts and farmers in Climate Risk Profiling

Researchers support district experts and farmers in Climate Risk Profiling

The agriculture sector in Uganda is largely rain fed; this includes Nwoya District located within the Acholi sub-region, Northern Uganda. Drought and floods, exacerbated by climate change, present significant and increasing risks to agricultural production in the district, which according to the five-year district development plan employs 98 percent of the population. The CGIAR Research…

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Governor of Mai-Ndombe Province in DRC seeks IITA’s support

Governor of Mai-Ndombe Province in DRC seeks IITA’s support

On 5 July, IITA-Kinshasa hosted the Governor of Mai-Ndombe Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr Paul Mputu Boleilanga. Agriculture Provincial Minister, Faustin Mbanzami and Environment Provincial Minister, Marius Trésor Boleko, accompanied Governor Boleilanga as he met with IITA-DRC Country Representative, Zoumana Bamba, and other IITA senior staff to discuss agriculture and fishing potentials…

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RMRDC partners with IITA to train FCT farmers on Best agronomic practices

RMRDC partners with IITA to train FCT farmers on Best agronomic practices

To ensure that agricultural products meet international market standards, the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), in collaboration with IITA, held a sensitization workshop for members of the Federation of Agricultural Commodities Association of Nigeria (FACAN) on Wednesday, 15 May 2019 at the RMRDC Conference Room in Abuja. Beatrice Aighewi, IITA-Abuja Yam Seed System…

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IITA wins NIRSAL Agricultural Value Chain Award

IITA wins NIRSAL Agricultural Value Chain Award

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has presented IITA with the Agricultural Value Chain Award. The presentation of the award was held on 23 May in a ceremony at Statement Hotel, Central Business District, Abuja. NIRSAL nominated IITA in recognition of the Institute’s contribution to increased agricultural production and value addition in…

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Visiting Scientist discusses transfer of technologies on yam breeding between IITA and Jamaican Institution

Visiting Scientist discusses transfer of technologies on yam breeding between IITA and Jamaican Institution

Ryan Francis, Head of Biotechnology Department, Product Research and Development Division of the Scientific Research Council (SRC), Jamaica, is on a visit to IITA. He is visiting from 15 to 27 July and is exploring opportunities for partnership and transfer of technologies across institutions. Francis is representing SRC in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy…

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