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DDG P4D tours Eastern Africa hub

IITA Deputy Director General, Partnerships for Delivery (DDG-P4D), Kenton Dashiell, embarked on a two-day tour of IITA’s Eastern Africa hub in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 1–2 November. During the visit, he met the staff, Tanzania Youth Agripreneurs, and partners. At the end of the visit, Dashiell said he was very impressed with the warm…

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Stakeholders in Tanzania plan cassava transformation to support agriculture-led socioeconomic development

The Cassava Compact of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) led by IITA and funded by the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has initiated activities in Tanzania, with a three-day national stakeholders’ workshop.

Picture of Kenton Dashiell, IITA DDG-P4D (3rd from left) with the Advisory Council members and AgResults staff

AgResults holds Advisory Council meeting; deliberates on future plans

AgResults Aflasafe™ pilot project held its quarterly meeting on 19 October, at IITA AgResults-Aflasafe conference room, to update, exchange ideas, and create a platform for interaction between the project’s National Advisory Council members and the project management staff.

Picture of Quadri Lekan, the Director of Tree Crop Unit and Dr Olayiwola Olubamiwa, the Director of CRIN, cutting the ribbon to launch the CocoaSoils program

Stakeholders strategize to revive cocoa in Nigeria during CocoaSoils program launch

The official launch of the CocoaSoils project was held at Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Oyo State, Nigeria, on 16 October.

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IITA and partners propose sustainable seed system as a solution

Seeds are fundamental to the continuity of agriculture. A seed is the propagative part of a crop that is preserved for growing a new crop.

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Japanese Ambassador visits IITA; looks for further collaboration

The Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, His Excellency Yutaka Kikuta, on 17 October paid a courtesy visit to the IITA Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria to meet with senior IITA management.

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IITA-led fall armyworm compact holds regional “plan to action” meeting to control pest in East Africa

An Africa-wide initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with IITA to mobilize regional efforts to stop the spread of fall armyworm (FAW)—an invasive pest threatening food supply and incomes of millions of African smallholder farmers—has been launched in East Africa.

Picture of Dr Kolade Olufisayo, Postdoctoral Fellow, giving the participants an overview of work in the Virology lab

IITA Women’s Group sensitizes participants to embrace STEM

As part of efforts to inspire and expand the horizons of students, the Global Youth Leadership and Girl-child Foundation (GYLGF) held its 4th Raising Girls’ Ambition (RAGA) international interdisciplinary conference at Lead City University (LCU), Ibadan, on 10–12 October.

Picture of IITA staff members celebrating 2018 World Food Day with a walk for Zero Hunger

World Food Day 2018 celebrated with a Walk for Zero Hunger

On 16 October every year, World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated in over 150 countries to raise awareness about hunger and poverty and the need for global food security.

Group photograph of participants at the TAAT cassava compact forum in DRC

TAAT Cassava Compact forum to develop cassava value chain in DRC

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and IITA jointly organized a forum to address the development of the cassava value chain in DRC, 18-22 September.

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