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Feed Africa: Stakeholders zero in on partnerships for technology delivery

Key stakeholders in Africa’s agricultural sector have identified partnerships for sustainable agricultural technology delivery as a critical factor in Africa’s quest to feed Africa.

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Agribusiness investments, partnerships against fall armyworm take center stage as AGRF2018 ends

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the most influential gathering around Africa’s largest economic sector, concluded Saturday, 8 September with ambitious commitments to deliver billions of dollars in new investments to African farms and agribusinesses, triple agriculture trade between African countries, and forge new partnerships.

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West and Central Africa rally against fall armyworm

A two-day high-level meeting on controlling fall armyworm (FAW) in West and Central Africa took place on 11 and 12 September in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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AfDB deploys Integrated approach, proven technologies against fall armyworm in Africa

After two days of intense deliberations on the best possible ways to tackle the menace of fall armyworm (FAW) in Africa, representatives of the agriculture ministries from Central and West African countries have been urged to come up with proposals on how an integrated approach to winning the war against fall armyworm in their respective countries can be achieved.

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IITA Abuja hosts delegates from Chinese tropical research institute

Under the framework of the memorandum of understanding between the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agriculture (CATAS) and IITA, Prof Liu Haiqing, a CATAS Director, with 12 other delegates visited IITA Abuja Station on 5 September.

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IITA trains ENABLE-Youth Senegal in preparation for implementation phase of project

To learn from the experiences and successes of the IITA Youth Agripreneurs model, 15 beneficiaries of the ENABLE (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) Youth Program in Senegal, visited IITA for orientation training on 3–14 September at the IITA-Ibadan campus.

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TAAT Cassava Compact holds implementation planning meeting in Zambia

On 11-12 September, IITA-Zambia hosted the cassava compact stakeholders meeting of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program to discuss its implementation in Zambia. In attendance were key stakeholders in the cassava sector in the country including His Royal Highness Senior Chief Kaputa of Kaputa District; the Deputy Director of the Zambia Agriculture Research…

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MasterCard Foundation receives IITA delegation in Kigali

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga led a delegation from the Institute to the Rwanda office of the MasterCard Foundation on 7 September to explore areas of partnership with the Foundation.

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IITA receives award at Nigerian Risk Awards

IITA was among the awardees at the 2018 Nigerian Risk Awards (NRA) held on 6 September in Lekki, Lagos.

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Forest Center commemorates meeting of Nigerian conservation body with tree planting ceremony

IITA and the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) have long-standing relationships, covered by a memorandum of understanding, to strengthen conservation activities of the IITA Forest Center (FC) in Ibadan.

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