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Picture of World Bank’s Sara Simons giving an overview of funding opportunities in Tanzania as IITA’s Freddy Baijukya and Victor Manyong listen intently

CGIAR, World Bank explore opportunities for better collaboration and to support Tanzania’s Agricultural Sector Development Agenda

Representatives of CGIAR Centers and Research Programs working in Tanzania recently met a delegation from the World Bank to talk about how the two entities could better work together in the country, specifically to support its national Agricultural Sector Development Agenda. The meeting, which was organized and hosted by IITA at its Eastern Africa hub offices…

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JIRCAS, IITA launch cowpea database

The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), in collaboration with IITA, has launched the EDITS-Cowpea database. This open-access database aims to generate fundamental scientific information to promote better utilization of cowpea genetic resources in breeding programs and crop utilization. Cowpea is vital to the livelihoods of millions of people in the semi-arid regions…

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IITA graduate researcher named Borlaug LEAP awardee

Ademola Aina, a PhD student in the University of Ibadan and a graduate research fellow at the Genetic Resources Center (GRC), IITA has been awarded the prestigious Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP). The Borlaug LEAP awards fellowships to outstanding graduate students who show great promise as leaders in the field…

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FAST-TRACKing cost-effective, sustainable, and gender-balanced technology dissemination

One of the challenges facing researchers and research institutions is how to rapidly disseminate new technologies to intended beneficiaries such as farmers. One project, “Fast-tracking the access to improved and popular varieties of root crops by smallholder farmers: a case of sweet potato” is exploring a new approach by working through primary school students. According…

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IITA to co-implement USAID/Hello Tractor Agripreneurs program in Nigeria

IITA has been selected as an implementing partner in the “Feed the Future Partnering For Innovation,” which is a US Presidential Initiative. This was made known during a ceremony to launch the Nigeria Agriculture Partnerships between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and two agribusiness firms, Babban Gona and Hello Tractor at the…

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IITA gender program gets boost with release of factsheet on “Gender in the workplace”

IITA continuing efforts to mainstream gender across the institute received a boost with the release of the first factsheet on “Gender in the Workplace”. The factsheet provides information about the Institute’s commitment to the promotion of gender equality and equity. It essentially presents what has happened, what is happening, and what will be happening. The…

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IITA work featured at Cameroon exhibition

IITA-Cameroon was very active and visible at the recently organized exhibition day of the Center for Scientific Research and Innovations (JERSIC) in Ebolowa, Cameroon. The event, which was held on 28-29 June, was organized by the Regional Delegation of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovations and was chaired by the South Region Governor, Felix Nguele…

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Experts convene to deliberate how to make food and feed safe from aflatoxins in Africa

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) with support and in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture- Foreign Agricultural Service ( USDA-ARS ) organized the second networking workshop for Biocontrol experts from 13 African nations and beyond this week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as part of efforts to improve the health of Africans…

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IITA/AfDB host pre-appraisal meeting for TAAT, a new mega-agricultural initiative in Africa

IITA and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are hosting a pre-appraisal meeting for the Bank’s new initiative, Feeding Africa or Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program, 18-30 July at IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. The TAAT program is a critical strategy for transforming agriculture on the continent that would ensure that Africa is able…

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Listening to what women don’t say

What women don’t say can be as important as what they do say. I learned this recently in Nigeria. Villagers love cassava because of its flexibility. People can harvest the plants one or few at a time, as the household needs food. But cassava can also be tricky. Once the roots are harvested they are…

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