IITA News

Picture of Secretary to the Government of Taraba, Anthony Jellason, speaking at the inauguration of the TAAT Cassava Compact

IITA and AfDB to help Taraba transform cassava as part of TAAT framework

IITA says it plans to work closely with the Taraba State Government to transform cassava in the framework of the African Development Bank (AfDB) funded Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) program.

Picture of Charlotte Sanginga, Head of Scholarship and Charity Committee, IITA Women’s Group, addressing the staff and students of LIS

IITA Women’s Group visits leading Nigerian school; encourages students to embrace agriculture

In a bid to create more awareness about the importance of agriculture to the economy, IITA Women’s group visited Lifeforte International School, Ibadan (LIS) on 2 October to familiarize themselves with the institute and also sow a seed of mindset change to the students and staff.

Picture of Beatrice Aighewi receiving the award on behalf of DG Sanginga from FACAN President Dr Victor Iyama.

IITA Director General receives award at AGRIKEXPO 2018

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga was recognized at the AGRIKEXPO 2018 with an Award of Excellence for his diligent contribution to the growth and development of agriculture in Nigeria and Africa.

Picture of Adebayo Oluwaseun of IITA touring the Changsha delegates around the Abuja farm.

Chinese Changsha Committee on Agriculture visits IITA-Abuja

A 13-member delegation from the Changsha Committee on Agriculture visited IITA Abuja Station on 11 September.

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IITA senior scientist, alumnus receive nutrition awards

Every year nutrition professionals and associates from all around Nigeria gather for their Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference.

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CocoaSoils launched in Cameroon

As part of its four-country implementation initiative, the CocoaSoils Program has been officially launched in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Picture of Banana Breeder Allan Brown in a discussion with members of the research team.

Journey to a better “Mchare”

“Mchare” is an important cooking banana in Tanzania and parts of Eastern Africa.

Picture of Gbassey Tarawali cutting the ribbon as staff members look on

New farm machinery commissioned in Onne

In its continuing efforts to fight poverty and hunger, the Nigeria Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program – Phase 1 (ATASP-1 Outreach Program) unveiled a new tractor and other farm implements on 12 September at the IITA Onne Station in Rivers State, Nigeria.

Picture of Pres Olusegun Obasanjo reading the citation for IITA during the awarding of the 2018 Africa Food Prize

IITA clinches 2018 Africa Food Prize!

For its creative work in generating solutions on and off the farm, innovative solutions that have improved the lives of millions in the face of climate change, and rampaging crop pests and disease, IITA has been named winner of the 2018 African Food Prize.

Picture of Dennis Rangi, CABI; and May-Guri Saethre, IITA, in a panel discussion

Fall armyworm: Forum advocates cocktail of solutions before the next outbreak

Farmers across Africa are reeling under huge losses linked to the devastation by the invasive species called fall armyworm (FAW) or Spodoptera frugiperda.

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