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Journey to a better “Mchare”

“Mchare” is an important cooking banana in Tanzania and parts of Eastern Africa.

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New farm machinery commissioned in Onne

In its continuing efforts to fight poverty and hunger, the Nigeria Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program – Phase 1 (ATASP-1 Outreach Program) unveiled a new tractor and other farm implements on 12 September at the IITA Onne Station in Rivers State, Nigeria.

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IITA clinches 2018 Africa Food Prize!

For its creative work in generating solutions on and off the farm, innovative solutions that have improved the lives of millions in the face of climate change, and rampaging crop pests and disease, IITA has been named winner of the 2018 African Food Prize.

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Fall armyworm: Forum advocates cocktail of solutions before the next outbreak

Farmers across Africa are reeling under huge losses linked to the devastation by the invasive species called fall armyworm (FAW) or Spodoptera frugiperda.

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Feed Africa: Stakeholders zero in on partnerships for technology delivery

Key stakeholders in Africa’s agricultural sector have identified partnerships for sustainable agricultural technology delivery as a critical factor in Africa’s quest to feed Africa.

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Agribusiness investments, partnerships against fall armyworm take center stage as AGRF2018 ends

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the most influential gathering around Africa’s largest economic sector, concluded Saturday, 8 September with ambitious commitments to deliver billions of dollars in new investments to African farms and agribusinesses, triple agriculture trade between African countries, and forge new partnerships.

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West and Central Africa rally against fall armyworm

A two-day high-level meeting on controlling fall armyworm (FAW) in West and Central Africa took place on 11 and 12 September in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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AfDB deploys Integrated approach, proven technologies against fall armyworm in Africa

After two days of intense deliberations on the best possible ways to tackle the menace of fall armyworm (FAW) in Africa, representatives of the agriculture ministries from Central and West African countries have been urged to come up with proposals on how an integrated approach to winning the war against fall armyworm in their respective countries can be achieved.

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IITA Abuja hosts delegates from Chinese tropical research institute

Under the framework of the memorandum of understanding between the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agriculture (CATAS) and IITA, Prof Liu Haiqing, a CATAS Director, with 12 other delegates visited IITA Abuja Station on 5 September.

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IITA trains ENABLE-Youth Senegal in preparation for implementation phase of project

To learn from the experiences and successes of the IITA Youth Agripreneurs model, 15 beneficiaries of the ENABLE (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) Youth Program in Senegal, visited IITA for orientation training on 3–14 September at the IITA-Ibadan campus.

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