Picture of Youth Agripreneurs showcase some of their products to the DG (left)

Tanzania youth Agripreneurs impress IITA DG

IITA DG Nteranya Sanginga expressed optimism over the efforts of the Tanzania Youth Agripreneurs and pledged to fully support them in their various enterprises.

Picture of Round-table discussion during NRCRI visit at IITA

NRCRI visits IITA to explore areas of improvement

IITA partners from the National Root Crop Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State, visited IITA HQ on 14‒15 February, to explore and discuss possible areas of improvement, and also strengthen partnership ties.

IITA Flickr account surpasses 5.7 million views

The IITA image repository being housed on the photo hosting and sharing service Flickr has attained a milestone—it has reached and surpassed 5.7 million views!

Picture of Dr Kenton Dashiell and party being received by the Deputy Governor of Borno State and taken on a tour of surroundings.

NZHF Secretariat assesses the preparedness of Borno, meets with FAO

Ahead of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum meeting scheduled for March 2018, Kenton Dashiell, IITA Deputy Director General for Partnership for Delivery, led members of the NZHF secretariat to Borno State to assess the preparedness of the northeastern state towards hosting members of the NZHF.

Picture of Mr Joseph Uponi addressing training participants

AfSIS delighted with ambience of Abuja Conference facility

A delegation from the Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) has paid a thank you visit to the Head of IITA-Abuja station Gbassey Tarawali for what it described as a “quick response to their request to use the IITA Kubwa facility after a hitch to use a planned venue in town in Abuja.”

Picture of Tonny Omwansa, Director, Research Support, giving the opening remarks at the Intranet launch.

IITA launches new Intranet on SharePoint

IITA officially launched its new Intranet platform on Sharepoint on 5 February as part of efforts to streamline workflows and enhance operations throughout the Institute.

Picture of Group discussions at the FAO Nigeria program framework workshop

IITA participates in formulating FAO Nigeria Country program Framework

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Nigeria has commenced the formulation of their Country Program Framework (CPF).

Picture of Moses Nyine explaining his research in a banana field in Uganda.

R4D Special: Researchers use DNA prediction models to speed up banana breeding

An international team of scientists have for the first time demonstrated that it is possible to speed up banana breeding using genomic prediction models that accurately select banana hybrids with desired traits.

Picture of CIALCA staff share expertise on digital data collection, analysis and reporting. Photo by Marc Schut.

CIALCA organizes Open Data Kit training

Twenty four researchers from across different countries, research and development projects, and organizations attended a workshop on Open Data Kit (ODK) in January.

Picture of The Hon. Olatunbosun being briefed on some of IITA’s activities.

Nigerian lawmaker visits IITA; explores areas of collaboration

A delegation from Atisbo/Saki-West of East Federal Constituency, Oyo, visited IITA on 9 February to seek collaboration and technical support.

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