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AWF Chief impressed with IITA’s work on Intensification for Forest Conservation in DR Congo

Jeff Crisfield, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) based in Washington, D.C., visited IITA’s sustainable agricultural program in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba (MLW) landscape in the Equateur Province of DR Congo, accompanied by Charly Facheux, AWF Vice President for Conservation Projects; Jimmiel Mandima, AWF Director of US Government Relations; Brian McBrearity, AWF Managing…

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New haulage machine launched at FMS

A brand new 80-ton Man Diesel trailer with the capacity to transport earth moving machines and heavy equipment has been acquired by the Facilities Management Services (FMS) at IITA, Ibadan, to support the activities and operations at the Institute. This new addition will facilitate haulage jobs and also improve efficiency of handlers of heavy equipment….

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Emir of Keffi, Chun-Mada of Akwanga hosts IITA Abuja, offers hectares of land and exhibition opportunity

The Chun-Mada of Akwanga in Nasarawa State, Chief Samson Gamu Yare has promised to offer hectares of land to IITA for Demonstration Trials, as well as an opportunity for the Institute to exhibit their proven agricultural technologies to his clan. The First-class Royal Father disclosed this when he received a delegation from IITA in his…

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New Executive Director of CGIAR System Organization announced

CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research-for-development partnership, this week announced the appointment of Elwyn Grainger-Jones as Executive Director of the CGIAR System Organization, formerly CGIAR Consortium. “In the face of increased and complex risks posed by climate change, the world needs CGIAR more than ever,” says Grainger-Jones. Read full article here.

Picture of Sadanobu Kusaoke (center) flanked by DG Nteranya Sanginga (left), DDG Kenton Dashiell (right), DDG Kwame Akuffo-Akoto, Japanese scientists at IITA, members of staff and representatives of the IITA Youth Agripreneurs.

Japan, IITA to foster closer ties to benefit farmers through research

His Excellency Sadanobu Kusaoke, the new Japanese ambassador to Nigeria who assumed duty in 2015, has enjoined IITA management to work out more avenues through which the Japanese government and the Institute can collaborate. He made this call during his first meeting with DG Nteranya Sanginga and IITA management in Ibadan on 5 July. Kusaoke…

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African horticultural experts to meet on improving livelihoods through horticulture

The Nigerian Society for Horticultural Sciences, under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) is hosting the 3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress (AAHC) on 7-12 August. The workshop “Horticulture for improved livelihoods” will be held at IITA, Ibadan, and is aimed at strengthening the voice of African agriculturists in their respective academic,…

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IYA concludes training for Borno State youth

The “Putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers in Africa” (N2Africa) project, in collaboration with the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA), has concluded training for the fifth batch of selected youth in the north of Nigeria. The trainings commenced on 3 September 2014 and were held through about eight workshops convened at different periods in…

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DG Sanginga lauds IITA-Kano staff during visit

DG Nteranya Sanginga paid a courtesy visit to IITA Kano station on 27 July to monitor ongoing projects and research activities. During his welcome meeting, the DG congratulated staff members for their hard work and efforts in making IITA what it is today. He stressed that his priority is staff wellbeing but emphasized that duties…

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IITA R4D to get better, stronger support with institutional restructuring – Sholola

IITA has experienced rapid growth in the last five years under the current leadership of DG Nteranya Sanginga―tripling its annual budget and nearly doubling numbers of staff and partnerships. This, in turn, necessitated institutional restructuring and reorganization currently underway to ensure more efficient and stronger support for its research-for-development (R4D) work. This was said by…

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Sanginga to stay on as DG until 2021, IITA BoT confirms

Through an email circulated to all IITA staff by Bruce Coulman, Chair of the IITA Board of Trustees (BoT), on 28 July, the IITA BoT has officially confirmed the acceptance of Nteranya Sanginga of its offer for an additional five years at the helm of the Institute. In his communication, the BoT Chair said, “on…

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