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Celebrating achievements in the IITA Year of Open Access

The Institute has made significant progress towards ensuring compliance to the decision by management to adopt Open Access, thereby making available its work to the public for free. As a direct outcome of implementing Open Access, a new institutional repository was introduced called CG Space.

Picture of Bruce Walsh from the University of Arizona: I have a real passion for teaching students in Africa.

IITA builds capacity of NARS to conduct quantitative genetics and advanced plant breeding

The capacity of thirty-three plant breeders from the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of eight African countries has been upgraded to competently take on the demands of advanced plant breeding using the latest technologies.

Picture of Sholola explaining to participants the training objectives, stressing the importance of IITA’s zero tolerance policy for fraud.

IITA trains staff on financial planning, management, and reporting in Ibadan

Selected budget handlers and finance controllers across IITA hubs in Africa converged in Ibadan for a 3-day workshop from 29 to 31 August, to enhance their knowledge on acceptable modes of using and managing the financial resources of the Institute.

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IITA Southern Africa Hub holds retreat, highlights unity in R4D

More than 70 staff from Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique―country stations comprising the IITA Southern Africa Hub―converged on the picturesque seaside town of Nacala in Nampula Province, Mozambique for the Hub’s annual retreat, which was held from 22 to 26 August at the Thamole Lodge and Resort.

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Abuja Agripreneurs’ app thrills organizers of Agrihack 2016; gets $5,000

A community-based fish farmers’ web application developed by the Abuja IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) was judged the best during the semifinals of the Fish Farming Agrihack West Africa 2016 competition.

New initiative on nutrition, IFNA, launched

At a side event co-hosted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), a new framework tagged “Initiative for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa (IFNA)” was launched.

IYA-Taiyo Industry Africa joint project lauded at TICAD VI

During the recently concluded 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), the joint collaboration between the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) and Taiyo Industry Africa (TIA) received commendation from various Government officials from Japan and African countries, international organizations, NGOs, and private sector companies who visited their exhibition booth.

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Kinshasa Agripreneurs visit Kalambo counterparts to share experiences

The IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) in the DR Congo are synergizing ideas and experiences for greater impact in the country. Setting the stage for scaling up its activities in Kinshasa, the IYA visited their colleagues in Kalambo.

Picture of representative of IYA-Abuja, Per Hillbur, Gbassey Tarawali (Head of station), and Sadiq Gulma at the IITA-Abuja Station.

Abuja Agripreneurs learn about the prospects of urban farming

Per Hillbur, associate professor at Malmo University, Sweden, accompanied by Sadiq Gulma, environmental engineer at the Abuja-based NGO Green Habitat, visited IITA Abuja station on 24 August to discuss with the Agripreneurs  the prospect of urban and organic farming as a means of practicing agriculture sustainably. The visitors listened keenly to the presentation of the…

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ATASP-1 holds first-ever “Sorghum Innovation Platform” in Kano

Stakeholders in the sorghum value chain in Nigeria recently gathered in the ancient northern city of Kano, to interact and find common ground in addressing the challenges which deny them opportunities for growth, as well as close up the supply and demand gap.

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