IITA News

IITA researchers present on climate change policy studies at CCAFS climate change meeting in Ireland

IITA researchers working on climate change were among the scientists gathered in Galway, Ireland, for an international conference on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security – Where is the cutting edge?

Picture of workshop participants.

CBSD control project for Rwanda and Burundi launched

IITA in partnership with the Institute of Agricultural Science of Burundi (ISABU) and Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) have launched a new project titled “Fighting Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) and Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) through the deployment of new resistant germplasm and clean seed in Rwanda and Burundi”.

IITA-ATASP-1 youth corps member bags prestigious state award

For meritorious service to his country and host community, Azeez Akanni Salawu, an ex-IITA National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member under the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program, Phase One (ATASP-1) project, has earned the 2017 Federal Capital Territory (FCT) State Honors Award as “the most outstanding National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in the FCT-Abuja.

Picture of Ranajit Bandyopadhyay during opening session

IITA supports Africa’s first ever postharvest loss congress

IITA was among the major sponsors and partners of first All Africa Postharvest Congress & Exhibition. The Congress resonated well with one of IITA’s key areas of focus–reducing postharvest losses.

An over view of the well-attended parallel session with over 200 participants.

Yes! We are winning in the fight to reduce aflatoxin contamination in key staple crops in Africa

A three-hour symposium was organized by IITA and several other stakeholders to discuss the ongoing efforts and progress made to reduce aflatoxin contamination on key staple crops in Africa and how the various stakeholders can synergize and strengthen these efforts.

Picture of Okechukwu and Dalberg and Ford Foundation representatives giving award plaque to winner of the challenge from NRI

NRI cassava bag wins US$500,000 Cassava Innovation Challenge award

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI), based at the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, in partnership with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria, was declared the winner of the Cassava Innovation Challenge launched last year by Rockefeller, IITA, and Dalberg.

Picture of the IITA team listening keenly to the proposition of the partners.

IITA partners with private sector to boost soy oil production

IITA has pledged to provide its best soybean varieties to Al-Abass Holdings—a private sector organization aiming to establish an edible oil refinery in Nigeria.

Picture of YIIFSWA’s Morufat Balogun handing over clean yam plantlets for multiplication in the Bioreactor.

YIIFSWA enhances NACGRAB capacity for efficient pre-basic seed yam multiplication using Temporary Immersion Bioreactors

The IITA-led YIIFSWA-II project is equipping institutional partners with infrastructure, technical know-how, and clean planting materials from the project’s promoted varieties that will enable key research institutions.

Picture of students getting an opportunity to use scientific equipment in the labs.

IITA marks Fascination of Plants Day with tomorrow’s scientists

IITA joined other scientific institutions, universities, museums, schools, farmers, and companies all around the world to celebrate the Fascination of Plants Day on 18 May.

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Tributes: Dr Bede Nwoye Okigbo and Dr Barnabas Sanyaolu Oloruntoba

IITA is privileged to have worked with two very distinguished and outstanding individuals: the late Prof Bede Nwoye Okigbo, one of the most prestigious scientists in the African continent, and Dr Barnabas Sanyaolu Oloruntoba, the father of Nigeria’s agricultural development.

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