Delivery of cassava cuttings of biofortified yellow cassava varieties rich in provitamin A.

INERA and HarvestPlus organize joint sensitization program

The WAVE project of the Environmental Institute for Agricultural Research (INERA), Mvuazi station and HarvestPlus organized a joint awareness day on brown streak, a viral disease recently observed on cassava, and the production and use of biofortified yellow cassava rich in provitamin A.

Picture of HE Marcelin Chisambo (in the middle) and IITA-Kinshasa staff and agripreneurs.

IITA supporter visits IITA-Kinshasa station, encourages Youth agripreneurs

His Excellency Marcelin Cishambo, former governor of South Kivu Province visited IITA-Kinshasa station. Cishambo has been an IITA partner for many years and facilitated the participation of DRC in the Consortium for Improving Agricultural-Based Livelihood in Central Africa project (CIALCA project) from 2004 to 2014.

Picture of Governor at Agripreneurs’ exhibition of cassava and yam products.

IITA and Benue State partner to maximize agricultural potential

On the 13 October 2017, IITA Abuja station played host to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Institute and Benue State government.

IITA Abuja station sows seeds for the future in celebration of IITA @50

Members of staff at IITA Abuja station participated in a tree planting exercise to mark the milestone of 50 years of our existence as an institute. The event took place on the 3 November 2017 within the IITA Abuja station premises with a large turnout of staff who contributed to the planting of over 70…

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Picture display of confectionary at the IITA Stand.

2017 World Food Day: Deputy Governor, others extol IITA’s impressive exhibition

The exhibition stand of IITA was the cynosure of all eyes at the just concluded World Food Day event, held on 16 October 2017 at Km 28, Keffi Road, Nasarawa State.

Picture of L-R: Princess Akunna Ubosi (fourth), wife of the Speaker Enugu House of Assembly, and wives of Honorable members in Enugu State.

Third Nutritious Food Fair tasks women to shun malnutrition, hidden hunger

Malnutrition causes at least 53% of deaths in women and children worldwide according to the World Health Organization. In Nigeria, the situation is even more alarming as records show that malnutrition kills 100 children and at least six women of child bearing age every hour.

Picture of David Chikoye with other Southern Africa Hub colleagues briefing the Swiss delegation.

IITA-Zambia hosts Swiss Ambassador, delegation

IITA-Zambia hosted a visit by a high-level Swiss delegation led by His Excellency Mr Arthur Mattli, Swiss Ambassador to Zambia and the East Africa Region, on 29 November.

Picture of Dr Wright (first from left) and other stakeholders during the workshop.

IITA and Congo Basin Institute host phylogenetics workshop

Inqaba Biotech conducted a 5-day professional development workshop on phylogenetics at the IITA and Congo Basin Institute (CBI) campus in Yaoundé. The workshop was a refresher on the basics of handling phylogenetic data.

Picture of Dr Sarah Olubi-Johnson addressing the youth during the seminar.

Educator encourages youth to attain success in business

The co-founder of Lifeforte International Schools (LIS), Sarah Olubi-Johnson, gave a seminar presentation at IITA on 1 December to mentor and motivate the youth towards establishing successful enterprises in Nigeria.

Sustainable intensification book now on open access

In compliance with IITA’s Open Access policy, the recently published Routledge book titled “Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture” is now available online.

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