Picture of Beatrice Aighewi receiving the award on behalf of DG Sanginga from FACAN President Dr Victor Iyama.

IITA Director General receives award at AGRIKEXPO 2018

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga was recognized at the AGRIKEXPO 2018 with an Award of Excellence for his diligent contribution to the growth and development of agriculture in Nigeria and Africa.

Picture of Adebayo Oluwaseun of IITA touring the Changsha delegates around the Abuja farm.

Chinese Changsha Committee on Agriculture visits IITA-Abuja

A 13-member delegation from the Changsha Committee on Agriculture visited IITA Abuja Station on 11 September.

Picture of Dr Busie Maziya-Dixon showing off her plaque

IITA senior scientist, alumnus receive nutrition awards

Every year nutrition professionals and associates from all around Nigeria gather for their Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference.

Picture of a group photo of participants at the launch ceremony.

CocoaSoils launched in Cameroon

As part of its four-country implementation initiative, the CocoaSoils Program has been officially launched in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Picture of Banana Breeder Allan Brown in a discussion with members of the research team.

Journey to a better “Mchare”

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

Picture of Gbassey Tarawali cutting the ribbon as staff members look on

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.

Picture of Pres Olusegun Obasanjo reading the citation for IITA during the awarding of the 2018 Africa Food Prize

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.

Picture of Dennis Rangi, CABI; and May-Guri Saethre, IITA, in a panel discussion

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.

Picture of DG Nteranya Sanginga being congratulated by AGRF participants

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.

Picture of a panel of experts look at the fall armyworm problem at AGRF

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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