IITA News

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Big data innovations challenge for impact

Scientists and digital agriculture practitioners in all CGIAR centers will convene at the campus of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya between 3 and 5 October, for the Big Data in Agriculture Convention 2018 tagged “Decoding the Data Ecosystem.”

Picture of Two COPAKIN agripreneurs showcasing 25-kg bags of high quality semolina.

Youth cooperative sets pace in processing and marketing cornmeal in DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, agribusiness is currently one of the drivers of job creation for young people and for the fight against food insecurity.

Picture of IITA Eastern Africa Hub Director, Victor Manyong (center), flanked by the Bioneer representatives

IITA Tanzania hosts representatives of South Korean biotech firm

Representatives from Bioneer Corporation, a private biotechnology company from South Korea, visited IITA Eastern Africa Hub offices on 22 July to explore partnership opportunities with the Institute.

Picture of Dr Kwesi Atta-Krah encouraged staff to dorn their anniversary ankara as a sign of celebration.

IITA commemorates 51st anniversary

IITA marked its 51st anniversary on 24 July, highlighting the performance and all-round achievements of the Institute since inception in 1967.

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CocoaSoils launched in Côte d’Ivoire

As part of its four-country launches, the CocoaSoils program has been launched in Côte d’Ivoire.

Picture of L-R: Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Nigeria; Prof. Olanike K. Adeyemo, Pioneer Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnership, UI; Dr. Kwesi Atta-Krah. Director, Country Alignment and System Integration Institution, IITA, during panel session.

IITA hosts workshop on Water‒Energy‒Food systems in sub-Saharan Africa

To ensure economic development and technology advancement in agriculture, IITA and partners organized a workshop focused on achieving sustainable water, energy, and food systems in sub-Saharan Africa.

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IITA yam breeders harvest SAH yam tubers

Yam seeds produced from Semi-Autotrophic Hydroponics (SAH) plants have been harvested by the IITA Yam Breeding team with some tubers weighing up to 1.1 kg.

TAAT holds inception workshop with Business Innovation Facility

The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) held its inception workshop at the IITA Conference Center on 9 July.

Picture of Moses Nyine (second from left), who received his PhD from Palacky University Olomouc in the Czech Republic, with his IITA supervisors

IITA capacity building on banana and cassava breeding helps three students graduate

Recently, three students supported by IITA’s breeding program graduated—two with the banana breeding program and one with cassava molecular breeding team.

Statistics with R: Workshop for UI-IITA researchers

In a bid to improve the statistics knowledge of researchers at the University of Ibadan (UI) and IITA, the Carnegie Africa Diaspora Fellowship organized a workshop on statistics with R at IITA headquarters in Ibadan.

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