IITA News

FMARD and World Bank’s APPEALS project seeks IITA collaboration

FMARD and World Bank’s APPEALS project seeks IITA collaboration

A team from the Agro-processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) project’s National Coordinating Office (NCO) and Lagos Project Office, visited the IITA Headquarters in Ibadan on 28 August. The purpose of the visit was to explore possible areas of collaboration with IITA. APPEALS is a project of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture funded…

Continue Reading

IITA takes part in annual national farmers’ exhibition in Tanzania

IITA takes part in annual national farmers’ exhibition in Tanzania

A team from the Agro-processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) project’s National Coordinating Office (NCO) and Lagos Project Office, visited the IITA Headquarters in Ibadan on 28 August. The purpose of the visit was to explore possible areas of collaboration with IITA. APPEALS is a project of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture funded…

Continue Reading

CDO organizes training on R programming for statistical analysis

IITA Capacity Development Office (CDO) facilitated a 4-day training on “Statistical analysis using R programming from 27 to 30 August.” The training taught participants about ‘R’, the commonly used statistical package for data analysis. The trainees were IITA staff and partners from Abuja, Ghana, Ibadan, Kano, and Mali, who have hands-on roles in managing data….

Continue Reading

APPEALS project team from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture seeks to partner with IITA

APPEALS project team from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture seeks to partner with IITA

A team from the Agro-processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) National Coordinating Office (NCO) and Lagos Project Office, visited IITA, Ibadan on 28 August. The purpose of the visit was to explore possible areas of collaboration with IITA. Heather Akanni, the National Women and Youth Livelihood Specialist of APPEALS, who led the team…

Continue Reading

IITA to participate in TICAD 7 and MAFF-JIRCAS Symposium in Japan

IITA to participate in TICAD 7 and MAFF-JIRCAS Symposium in Japan

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga will be taking part in The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) scheduled to take place in Yokohama City 28–30 August. Sanginga will be joining global leaders from different countries and organizations as they deliberate on ways to advance Africa’s development through people, technology, and innovation. The…

Continue Reading

Biotechnology Society of Nigeria to improve Africa’s agricultural system

Biotechnology Society of Nigeria to improve Africa’s agricultural system

The Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN) held its 32nd Annual International Conference at IITA-Ibadan on 18–22 August. The conference assembled people from mainstream biotechnology and related disciplines to discuss ways to enhance food security in sub-Saharan Africa through biotechnology. BSN celebrated 38 years since its inception on 11 August 1981 at the University of Jos….

Continue Reading

ENABLE TAAT engages Togolese youth in agribusiness opportunities

ENABLE TAAT engages Togolese youth in agribusiness opportunities

As part of its effort in extending agribusiness opportunities to more youth in Africa, ENABLE-TAAT, the youth enabler compact of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) in collaboration with the Togolese government, organized a 4-day comprehensive training for trainers at Centre Pilote des Techniques Agricoles du Togo (CPTA), in Lomé, Togo 11–14 June. The…

Continue Reading

Private company explores cassava uptake in the Bida-Badeggi zone

Private company explores cassava uptake in the Bida-Badeggi zone

One of the oversight functions of the commodity value chains in the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program, Phase One (ATASP-1) is to link farmers and producers to off-takers of their products. Based on this, a team from Dufil Prima Foods Plc., Lagos, makers of Indomie Noodles, Power Oil, and Hypo bleach, was in Niger State…

Continue Reading

Sanginga: A double-digit investment in the agricultural sector is needed to transform agriculture

Sanginga: A double-digit investment in the agricultural sector is needed to transform agriculture

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga has stated that a double-digit investment in the agricultural sector backed by a vibrant rural infrastructural network will help states in Nigeria to accelerate the transformation of agriculture. He said this as the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Seyi Abiodun Makinde, received a delegation from IITA on 15…

Continue Reading

IITA launches Internet radio station to enhance dissemination of agricultural information for farmers, other stakeholders

IITA launches Internet radio station to enhance dissemination of agricultural information for farmers, other stakeholders

Smallholder farmers in Africa can increase their productivity and improve their means of livelihood if they are able to access agricultural information, which is a key factor in IITA’s goal of transforming African agriculture. Using radio to disseminate vital agricultural messages, especially for rural dwellers, is one way of achieving this. To harness this advantage,…

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 106