IITA News

Picture of Special adviser to Oyo State Governor on project and bureau of investment promotions Tolu Sadipe (left), and one of the Chinese investors (right) presenting a souvenir to IITA management.

Oyo State Chinese investors and stakeholders explore ties with IITA

Chinese investors from the Polaris Pacesetter free trade Zone (Nigeria), accompanied by stakeholders from the Oyo State government, visited IITA on 18 January to establish a partnership and prepare the ground to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Picture of Farmer visits peer’s farm to view ACAI trials at Kisamwene Village in Butiama, Mwanza Tanzania.

Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture lauds ACAI activities

African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) will play a key role in addressing problems facing cassava farming in Tanzania to help the country meet the growing demand for cassava.

Picture of DG Sanginga (with raised arms) and staff at the Abuja Station on one of the newly constructed roads.

DG Sanginga commends development in Abuja Station

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga has commended the development strides in IITA Abuja Station.

Picture of participants met at the IITA Board Room in Cameroon.

Entrepreneurship on cassava food production in Cameroon: IITA researchers meet with PIDMA representatives

IITA’s Country Representative in Cameroon, Rachid Hanna, hosted researchers and partners from the Project for the Investment and Development of Agricultural Markets (PIDMA) on 13 December 2017 in IITA Yaoundé offices to discuss and review new and better partnership opportunities that could be established to help boost cassava food production.

Picture of A farmer receiving a certificate during the graduation after a series of farmers field school training by PROSICA in Cameroon.

IITA organized field day and graduation ceremony for farmers in Cameroon

IITA, which coordinates the Green Innovation Centre for Agriculture and Food Sector (PROSICA), organized a field day and graduation ceremony in Ngomedzap in the Nyong and So’o division last December 2017.

Announcement: PhD scholarships at icipe, Kenya

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS) on or before 4 February 2018.

Picture of Dr Lee Simmons of Agbiome making a presentation.

AgBiome officials seek collaboration, sign MoU with IITA

Drs Vadim Beilinson and Lee Simmons, representatives from AgBiome Inc. of North Carolina, USA, paid a courtesy visit to IITA on 18–19 January to seek opportunities for collaboration.

Picture of ITA staff present three new varieties (BRS Princesa, BRS Victoria, and BRS Pacovan ken) to Farmer Akekue for evaluation.

IITA success story: Beneficiary sends 4 sons to university; is now a consultant for plantain seedlings in South-South Nigeria

Farmers in the South-South and South-East regions of Nigeria continue to thank IITA for reviving the Onne station.

Picture of Mr Ismail Abass feeding his cows.

N2Africa success story: Bean production improving livelihoods of farmers in Northern Tanzania

Ismail Abass, 47, is a farmer at Baga village in Bumbuli District as well as being the father of seven. He is one of the beneficiaries of the N2Africa project.

Picture of Cassava is a staple root crop in many African countries.

RTBfoods—a new program—announced by CIRAD to encourage better variety choices in Africa

A new program called RTBfoods (Breeding RTB Products for End User Preferences) was launched recently. It is a 5-year effort created to pinpoint the quality traits that determine the adoption of new root, tuber and banana (RTB) varieties developed by breeders.

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