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.
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.
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.
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.
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.