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Picture of bundles of improved variety of cassava stems from IITA acquired by Congo-Brazzavile for their new cassava program

IITA supports Congo-Brazzaville’s new national cassava program

The Republic of the Congo recently acquired 82 tons of cassava plantlets from IITA to be used in establishing the new national cassava program.

Picture of The FCTA Minister Honorable Muhammadu Bello (in blue cap) being given a tour of IITA Abuja station by the Head of Station, Gbassey Tarawali

Nigeria’s Minister of Federal Capital Territory visits IITA Abuja

Nigeria’s Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Honorable Muhammadu Bello, visited the IITA-Abuja Station recently

Group photo at the launch of West and Central Africa aquaponics research for development network

IITA hosts launch of ABiNet; leads proposal on insect-driven aquaponics system

The first aquaponics network in West and Central Africa called the Aquaponics Based-Insects Network (ABiNet) was recently launched at the IITA-Cotonou station.

Picture of DG Sanginga led His Excellency, Governor Claude Nyamugabo Bazibuhe of South Kivu on a tour of the IITA Kalambo facilities

New Governor of South Kivu, DRC, cites IITA’s research efforts

His Excellency, Governor Claude Nyamugabo Bazibuhe of South Kivu in DR Congo, has praised IITA’s efforts to support agricultural development in his region and country and assured the Institute of his government’s support for its activities.

Picture of round table discussion of the participants based on their area of indicator interest

Stakeholders strategize to harmonize and strengthen ME&L system

In line with the key messages conveyed by the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture during the BigDatainAg Convention 2017, stakeholders across four CGIAR centers working under the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), convened at IITA Headquarters, on 22–25 May.

Picture of Southern armyworm attacking cassava in Nigeria. Photo by Andrew Ajetola

Southern Armyworm identified in West and Central Africa!

A new pest—southern armyworm, Spodoptera eridania (Stoll)—has been discovered in West and Central Africa!

Picture of Hosts and guests of honor including the National Minister of Finance (4th from left), the World Bank Representative, Ms Nora Kouaess (leftmost), and Provincial Ministers during the launch ceremony.

IITA welcomes the official launch of new project in Great Lakes

The Integrated Project for Agricultural Growth in the Great Lakes (PICAGL) was officially launched on 7 May, in Kinshasa.

Picture of Students using binoculars to watch migratory birds during the bird watching session at IITA lake side

IITA marks the 2018 World Migratory Bird Day

Migratory birds are a great illustration of global interconnectedness. Students, ornithologists, and bird lovers convened in the IITA Tree Heritage Park at Ibadan to celebrate the 2018 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 18 May.

Picture of some of the participants at the Aflasafe trial fields where they were taught the practical application of the technology in the field.

IITA trains extension staff on aflatoxin as it prepares to scale out aflasafeTZ in Tanzania

As part of its push to ensure access to safe and aflatoxin-free food across Africa, IITA recently trained stakeholders in the governments’ agricultural extension services in parts of Tanzania, on aflatoxin and on use of aflasafeTZ, the effective biocontrol product that reduces aflatoxin contamination consistently by more than 80% to safe levels.

Picture of Bilha Mtembozi from Sagara A, grows groundnuts and sorghum

N2Africa’s technology helping kick out hunger in Kongwa District, Tanzania

Legumes such as cowpea, beans, and groundnuts are not only beneficial to human health as they are a rich and affordable source of protein; they are also beneficial to the soil. They fix nitrogen from the air into the soil improving its fertility thus, increasing the yield of other crops such as maize and sorghum…

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