IITA News

Picture of ITA staff present three new varieties (BRS Princesa, BRS Victoria, and BRS Pacovan ken) to Farmer Akekue for evaluation.

IITA success story: Beneficiary sends 4 sons to university; is now a consultant for plantain seedlings in South-South Nigeria

Farmers in the South-South and South-East regions of Nigeria continue to thank IITA for reviving the Onne station.

Picture of Mr Ismail Abass feeding his cows.

N2Africa success story: Bean production improving livelihoods of farmers in Northern Tanzania

Ismail Abass, 47, is a farmer at Baga village in Bumbuli District as well as being the father of seven. He is one of the beneficiaries of the N2Africa project.

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RTBfoods—a new program—announced by CIRAD to encourage better variety choices in Africa

A new program called RTBfoods (Breeding RTB Products for End User Preferences) was launched recently. It is a 5-year effort created to pinpoint the quality traits that determine the adoption of new root, tuber and banana (RTB) varieties developed by breeders.

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New publications off the press

Two new volumes about sustainable cultivation of grain legumes published by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing are now off the press.

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Marrakech, Morocco to host conference on legume research

The 7th International Food Legume Research Conference (IFLRC-VII) will be on 6-8 May 2018 at Palais des Congrès, Marrakech, Morocco.

Picture of George Mahuku giving a seminar presentation.

Scientist emphasizes lessons from IITA’s efforts to tackle deadly crop disease outbreaks across the continent

The destructive impact of some of the pest and disease outbreaks witnessed in Africa could have been prevented as agriculture technologies are available to stop their entry, to prevent disease outbreaks in case of entry, and to limit damage to crops in case of establishment.

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In focus: Forest Unit Manager discusses her experience as project comes to an end

Deni Bown, the Forest Unit Manager, is a writer, botanist, photographer, publisher, and consultant from Norfolk, England, who has a special interest in herbs, trees, gardening, and natural history.

Picture of Dr Asiedu. He has been with IITA since 1989.

IITA scientist recognized as one of the most published scholars in Nigeria

On 23 November 2017, the Director, Research for Development, West Africa, Dr Robert Asiedu, was cited as one of 28 most published scholars in Nigeria on the Opinions.NG website.

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Chemists and biochemists trained on chromatography and mass spectrometry in IITA-Cameroon

On 27–29 December 2017, the Congo Basin Institute offered a training workshop on chromatography and mass spectrometry (MS).

Group photo of IITA Benin staff taken during the IITA50 celebration.

IITA Benin station celebrates IITA50

IITA Benin Station marked the Institute’s 50th anniversary. The event was well attended by staff, family, stakeholders, and friends of the station.

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