IITA News

Picture of Stump of infected banana tree. Source: Viljoen, 2018.

FAO and partners combat Banana Fusarium Disease

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) met with partners at the ProMusa International Banana Symposium that took place at the International Horticulture Congress in Istanbul.

Picture of DDG-P4D Kenton Dashiell (center) receiving one of the checks from Honorable

Oyo State partners with IITA and NISER to develop agricultural policy and establish agribusiness park

The government of Oyo State has formally signed the release of funds to IITA for the development of a 20-year agricultural policy roadmap.

Picture of staff members enjoying their lunch at the IITA staff canteen

What’s for lunch?

The staff lunch has been a staple at IITA, Ibadan, for the longest time.

Picture of NM-AIST delegation visiting the lab facilities.

Former VP and new VC of NM-AIST visit IITA Arusha

A former Vice President of Tanzania and the Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela Africa Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Honorable Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal and incoming Vice Chancellor, Prof Emmanuel Luoga, visited IITA research facilities including the lab and field at the university.

Picture of the Aflasafe exhibition stand

IITA participates in annual National Farmers’ Exhibition in Tanzania

IITA participated in the annual Farmers’ Exhibition in Tanzania held 1-8 August.

Picture of IITA Country Representative, Nzola-Meso Mahungu (standing), presenting at the workshop

IITA-DRC holds third planning workshop for CBSD Project

IITA’s project “Action to control the Cassava Brown Streak Disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” organized its annual review and planning meeting for 2018–2019 in Mbujimayi, the capital city of Kasai Oriental Province.

Picture of Aisha Abubakar, CAY-SEED beneficiary, sharing her experience and its impact on her life.

CAY-Seed project ends with workshop to disseminate results

At the close of the CAY-Seed project, the implementing team at IITA assembled more than 100 farmers and agricultural extension agents (AEAs) from some of the major yam-producing states in Nigeria for a 2-day knowledge and information dissemination workshop on quality seed yam production in Kubwa, Abuja.

Picture of Former IITA staff Dr Rattan Lal (left) receives medal from UIMP Rector Emilio Lora-Tamayo.

IITA alumnus receives Medal of Honor for academic merit

Distinguished professor of soil sciences and IITA alumnus, Dr Rattan Lal, has been awarded the Medal of Honor from the Menéndez Pelayo International University [in Spanish: Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo (UIMP)] in Santander, Spain.

Picture of Training participants during one of the presentations

TAAT embarks on training for fiduciary staff

To ensure effective Financial and Procurement Management among the different Value Chain and Enabler Compacts, the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program conducted a two-day training on the fiduciary responsibilities of the implementing institutions towards the achievement of the program’s objectives.

Picture of Daniel Adekunle (in green cap) of Maize Breeding explaining about IITA’s work on maize to participants

IITA Abuja staff attend Chinese training on improved agricultural technique

Six staff members from the IITA Abuja station joined other participants in Abuja for an “Overseas training course on agricultural techniques for Nigeria.”

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