IITA News

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Nigeria’s future looks brighter with IITA innovations, says Nigeria’s agriculture think-tank

Research and innovations being developed at IITA hold promise and could transform Nigeria’s agricultural narrative, says the country’s agricultural think-tank, the Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG).

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IITA participates in the Cameroon scientific exhibition day

IITA-Cameroon participated in the 6th edition of The Excellence Day of Scientific Research and Innovation in Cameroon (JERSIC), 21-23 February in Yaoundé.

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Purdue University collaborate with IITA on TAAT

With an estimated one-third of the world’s food going to waste, reducing food waste and loss is fundamental to meeting food demand and the agricultural mandate of Africa feeding Africa. It is on this premise that the representative of Purdue University, Professor Steve Yaninek, visited IITA.

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Representatives of PAU visit IITA

On 23 February, the Interim Deputy Rector of The Pan African University (PAU), Prof. Kassa Belay along with other representatives paid a courtesy visit to IITA to familiarize themselves with the Institute and strengthen the existing partnership.

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IARSAF training: Enhanced communication skills and data management for better research

Research fellows under the auspices of International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF) underwent two different training sessions to enhance skills necessary for their development as researchers.

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IITA makes seed deposits at Svalbard Global Seed Vault 10-year anniversary

A celebration to mark the tenth anniversary of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, including a “Seed Vault Summit” and the Seed Vault Foundation Stone Ceremony, will take place from 25 to 27 February at the facilities in Longyearbyen, Norway.

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Africa RISING–NAFAKA Project trains extension staff, farmers on fall armyworm management

The Africa RISING-NAFAKA project has trained over 250 government extension staff and over 40 lead farmers from Tanzania’s southern highlands on fall armyworm (FAW) management.

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ENABLE Youth Sudan partners with leading bank to provide financial services to Agripreneurs

The Sudan Chapter of the ENABLE Youth Program has entered into a partnership with the Savings and Social Development Bank to facilitate access to financial services by the youth.

Picture of IITA staff led by DDG, Partnerships for Delivery, Ken Dashiell, welcome the FUNAI representatives to the Institute.

FUNAI explores and discovers areas of collaboration with IITA

Representatives from the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, visited IITA, on 19 February, to exchange ideas, explore potential areas for collaboration, and identify possible ideas that can emanate from the research and knowledge of IITA’s work.

Picture of Representatives of NYCN during their meeting with IITA DDG (P4D). Photo by O.Adebayo, IITA.

NYCN Oyo chapter visits IITA

Representatives from the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Oyo State Chapter visited IITA HQ on 21 February to discuss possible collaboration and deliberate on plans to network the youth in Oyo State in agriculture.

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