Picture of The Dutch Ambassador and his team in a discussion with some key IITA staff

Dutch envoy visits IITA

On 19 January, His Excellency Robert Petri, the ambassador of The Netherlands to Nigeria accompanied by his spouse Marijke Petri and Michel Deelen, Deputy Head of the mission, visited IITA to share knowledge, exchange ideas, discuss a possible collaboration, and strengthen existing partnerships.

Picture of World Food Programme representatives taking a look at some cassava products in IITA.

World Food Programme team visit IITA

Representatives of the World Food Programme visited the Institute on 26 January to collaborate on ways to improve livelihoods and innovations, and encourage youth in agriculture.

Picture of The ENABLE team with the Director General, ARC Gedaref State, Dr Khalafalla Ahmed Ali.

ENABLE Youth Program off to a great start in Sudan…

The ENABLE Youth program in Sudan started positively with the team receiving a very warm welcome and support from various heads of states in the country and agriculture research centers that consider it “a timely and much-needed initiative in the country.”

Picture of Deputy Director General, R4D, May-Guri Saethre (middle) with the new IARSAF executives.

DDG R4D inaugurates new IARSAF executives

IITA DDG, Research for Development (R4D), May-Guri Saethre, on 30 November 2017 inaugurated the new executives of the International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF).

Picture of Afolabi Sanni (standing) fielding questions from other participants.

IARSAF holds first journal club meeting in 2018

On 25 January, the International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF) held its first monthly Journal Club meeting at IITA, Ibadan, to discuss and review research work that has been carried out by Research Scholars and scientists in the institute using the bibliography from the Knowledge Center.

Picture of Special adviser to Oyo State Governor on project and bureau of investment promotions Tolu Sadipe (left), and one of the Chinese investors (right) presenting a souvenir to IITA management.

Oyo State Chinese investors and stakeholders explore ties with IITA

Chinese investors from the Polaris Pacesetter free trade Zone (Nigeria), accompanied by stakeholders from the Oyo State government, visited IITA on 18 January to establish a partnership and prepare the ground to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Picture of Farmer visits peer’s farm to view ACAI trials at Kisamwene Village in Butiama, Mwanza Tanzania.

Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture lauds ACAI activities

African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) will play a key role in addressing problems facing cassava farming in Tanzania to help the country meet the growing demand for cassava.

Picture of DG Sanginga (with raised arms) and staff at the Abuja Station on one of the newly constructed roads.

DG Sanginga commends development in Abuja Station

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga has commended the development strides in IITA Abuja Station.

Picture of participants met at the IITA Board Room in Cameroon.

Entrepreneurship on cassava food production in Cameroon: IITA researchers meet with PIDMA representatives

IITA’s Country Representative in Cameroon, Rachid Hanna, hosted researchers and partners from the Project for the Investment and Development of Agricultural Markets (PIDMA) on 13 December 2017 in IITA Yaoundé offices to discuss and review new and better partnership opportunities that could be established to help boost cassava food production.

Picture of A farmer receiving a certificate during the graduation after a series of farmers field school training by PROSICA in Cameroon.

IITA organized field day and graduation ceremony for farmers in Cameroon

IITA, which coordinates the Green Innovation Centre for Agriculture and Food Sector (PROSICA), organized a field day and graduation ceremony in Ngomedzap in the Nyong and So’o division last December 2017.

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