IITA News

Picture of Dr Chris Okafor, OIC of IITA Bukavu Station, talks about IITA to the TropSoc delegation

IITA and the Universität Augsburg, Germany sign cooperation agreement

The Universität Augsburg (UAU) and IITA have signed a cooperation agreement to foster partnership for the development and implementation of collaborative programs.

IITA participates in 2018 “Technology and Innovation Expo”

IITA made a strong appearance at the week-long “Technology and Innovation Expo 2018” that took place in Abuja, 5-9 March.

Picture of IITA exhibition booth, visitor listens to Edwin from aTTC talking about the aflasafe product

IITA joins innovators at annual Nairobi Innovation Week

For the second time in a row, IITA took part in the Nairobi Innovation Week that took place 5-9 March at the University of Nairobi. The Innovation Week has become a flagship program in Kenya that attracts over 2500 delegates from within Kenya and beyond.

Picture of Victor Manyong speaking during a panel discussion with the keynote speakers.

Youth in agribusinesses: The unexplored potential

The majority of youth in the African continent are moving away from rural to urban areas seeking jobs, even in the informal service sector. Yet, empirical evidence shows that over 60% of African employment is in agriculture where the potential for enhanced productivity and value chain development is high.

Picture of Participants at the workshop. Photo by Lucky O. Omoigui, IITA

Tropical Legumes III and HOPE II projects hold in-country review and planning workshop at IITA, Kano

Recently, Tropical Legumes III (TL III) and Harnessing Opportunities for Productivity Enhancement (HOPE II ) projects held a three-day, in-country review and planning workshop at IITA, Kano Station.

Picture of DG Sanginga meeting with P4D directorate staff in the IITA Boardroom

DG Sanginga sees P4D as the next driver of IITA growth

On 2 March, IITA Director General, Dr Nteranya Sanginga shared his vison for the Institute for the next 3 years, noting that the new drivers of IITA’s growth are projects with development and delivery components.

Picture of participants at the 4th AfricaYam project annual meeting in Abidjan

AfricaYam Project holds annual meeting in Abidjan

The AfricaYam Project held its 4th annual progress review and planning meeting, 26 February to 1 March, at Hotel Tiama in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Fifty scientists, partners, and other stakeholders from eight countries.

Picture of Julius Adewopo, IITA Postdoctoral Fellow and Geospatial Analyst for Maize-based Systems, giving a presentation during the DSSAT training at IITA Ibadan

DSSAT foundation trains IITA scientists on crop modeling

Decision Support for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) Team Leader and Facilitator, Gerrit Hoogenboom, led a team of DSSAT experts from the University of Florida on a 5-day international training program in IITA, Ibadan.

Picture of IARSAF Journal Club members in a discussion.

IARSAF discusses global agricultural intensification during their journal club meeting

The International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF) held the February edition of its monthly journal review on 23 February at IITA HQ.

Picture of Charity Mutegi, Kenya Country Coordinator for the Aflasafe Project
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