IITA News

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Support expressed for Madagascar’s ENABLE youth program

As part of the program implementation and promotion of youth in agribusiness in Francophone countries, the ENABLE youth program in Madagascar has been receiving support from different sectors in the country.

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IITA strengthens partnerships in Burundi

IITA Deputy Director General R4D May- Guri Saethre and Central Africa Hub Director Bernard Vanlauwe visited IITA Burundi from 17 to 20 June to meet with and engage staff and partners.

Picture of HE Véronique Brumeaux (left) being shown the BIMAF platform and fall armyworm rearing facilities by Ghislain Tepa-Yotto and his assistant Seraphin Eteka.

French Ambassador cites research quality of IITA

The French Ambassador to Benin, Her Excellency Véronique Brumeaux, visited the IITA-Benin station on 20 June.

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CocoaSoils launches sustainable intensification program

The CocoaSoils program has been launched in Ghana, with plans to launch in three other countries.

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IITA kicks off data challenge with #datasprint2018

In a bid to increase the level of compliance with the open access policy, IITA has allocated resources to help capture and optimize historical research data for storage in open access repositories.

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N2Africa Phase II in Borno, Nigeria organize annual meeting

To ensure effective and continuous use of legume technologies that have been introduced to enhance smallholder farmers’ productivity, partners in the N2Africa-Borno phase II project came together in Kano State, Nigeria on 24– 25 May.

Picture of students, with Forest Center team members, displaying items made from plastic waste. Photo O.Olubodun

Celebrating World Environment Day 2018: combating plastic pollution

World Environment Day (WED) occurs every year on 5 June, and is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

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Researchers predict worse impacts of climate change on plantain and educational attendance in Central Africa

The impact of climate change continues to be high but coincides with low adaptive capacity of farmers in Central Africa.

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Semi-Autotrophic Hydroponic technology works with yam too!

Yam is a staple food crop for over 300 million people in the world with West Africa accounting for 95% of total world production.

Picture of representatives of GYF went bird watching at the IITA lakeside during their courtesy visit to the IITA Forest Center, Ibadan. Photo A. Ajayi

Greening Youth Foundation and IITA partner to promote cross-cultural environmental education in Nigeria

Greening Youth Foundation (GYF) and IITA have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development and implementation of culturally relevant environmental education materials, projects, and activities for underserved youth and young adults in various states throughout Nigeria.

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