IITA News

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Inspector General of Police visits IITA

On 16 November, the Assistant Inspector General of Police Agboola Oshodi-Glover along with other officers from Zone XI Command Headquarters, Oshogbo, visited IITA to familiarize themselves with the Institute and reaffirm their efforts towards ensuring a safe and habitable environment.

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AfDB conducts end-SARD-SC project supervision mission

The African Development Bank was in IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria, on 2–3 November for a 2-day end-of-project Supervision Mission on the Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic crops (SARD-SC) project.

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British High Commissioner visits IITA

His Excellency Paul Arkwright, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, visited IITA, Ibadan, on 2 November, to familiarize himself with the institute and establish grounds for collaboration.

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Security Unit enlightens staff on strategies to ensure a safe and healthy environment

The IITA Security Unit organized a seminar on 8 October, to educate, enlighten, and create awareness among staff on the best approaches to ensure a safe and habitable campus at IITA Ibadan.

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Africa RISING success story – Unraveling links between gender and adoption of agricultural innovations: Insights from communities in Malawi

The successful scaling out of agronomic practices and technologies demands that scientists and development partners consider gender issues at the household and community level (and beyond).

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Nutritious Food Fair set for 28–29 November in Enugu

The third edition of HarvestPlus’ Nutritious Food Fair (NFF) is all set for 28‒30 November with the theme: “Scaling-up nutritious food choices: Engaging everyone, everywhere”.

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New center of excellence beefs up capacity to address biorisks associated with climate change

The newly established Biorisk Management Facility (BIMAF) recently organized its first ever training — on Modeling under Climate Change Scenarios, 16-20 October, in the IITA station, Republic of Benin. The training provided an overview of potential insect modeling tools available and offered a data analysis opportunity to participants that included students and scientists working on…

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Projects outline lessons learned for successful scaling of climate-smart agriculture innovations

Lessons focused on policies, gender, and participation of farmers in selection and promotion of CSA practices While climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices have proven effective in increasing food security and the resilience of farming systems to climate change, their adoption and uptake in many parts of Africa is still low and usually pegged to the lifecycle…

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IITA partners with IFAD to launch project on Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence

In keeping with IITA’s commitment  to support youth development and employment IITA launched the Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence (CARE) in Policy for Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa” project.

Call for applications

Two calls for applications: Fellowships on “Youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” and Young Expert Programmes (YEP).

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