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TAAT project pre-appraisal meeting focuses on technology outscaling for African agricultural transformation

The International institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) held a project pre-appraisal meeting for the Bank’s new initiative, Feeding Africa or Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program, 18-30 July 2016, at the IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. The TAAT program is a critical strategy for transforming agriculture on the…

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IITA efforts to control Aflatoxin in Tanzania impress US Senate staff

Visiting staff from the United States Senate, Washington, D.C., have applauded efforts by IITA to tackle aflatoxin contamination in key staple crops in Tanzania. Aflatoxin is a poison produced by some naturally occurring species of the fungus, Aspergillus that renders crops unfit for human and livestock consumption and reduces their sale value. When consumed, aflatoxins…

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Picture of IITA DDG Partnership for Delivery Kenton Dashiell (left) and Lehmann listen attentively as Ylva Hillbur, IITA DDG Research (right), highlights major agricultural research activities at IITA.

Research in IITA has much potential to benefit the world – Paul Lehmann, Australian High Commissioner

During a visit and tour of facilities at IITA Ibadan, His Excellency, Paul Lehmann, the Australian ambassador to Nigeria, accompanied by Hope Ayabina, the Public Affairs Officer Australia High Commission, praised the ongoing projects of the Institute and acknowledged that IITA has great promise for the world. The visitors were received by Kenton Dashiell, DDG…

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IITA Graduate Researcher named Borlaug LEAP awardee

Martha Shirley Epiphaneia Williams, a PhD student in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Federal University of Abeokuta and a graduate research fellow at the Food and Nutrition Sciences Laboratory, IITA has been awarded a fellowship for the prestigious Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP). The Borlaug LEAP awards fellowships to…

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IITA Youth Agripreneurs win award at National Agricultural Exhibition “Nane nane” in Tanzania

The IITA Tanzania Youth Agripreneurs (TYA) have received a trophy for being good ambassadors for young people through their efforts to tackle unemployment through agribusiness. This was during this year’s National Agricultural Exhibition dubbed ‘Nane Nane’ held from 1 to 8 August in Lindi, Tanzania, which they participated in showcasing their activities and products. The…

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Africa RISING showcases improved agricultural technologies at “Nane Nane” agricultural fair in Tanzania

Improved agricultural technologies by the IITA-led Africa RISING project attracted lots of attention and even won awards at the recently concluded nane nane agricultural fairs held in Arusha, Morogoro and Dodoma, Tanzania. The nane nane agricultural fairs are held in different cities in Tanzania annually to recognize the important contribution of farmers to the national…

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STMA trains partners in Ibadan

A 4-day training on Conduct and Management of Field Trials and Seed Production of Open-pollinated and Hybrid Varieties was held 15-19 August, at IITA, Ibadan for representatives from the Anglophone partner countries of the Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) Project. The training aimed at upgrading the technical capabilities and skills of field technicians, seed…

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Leuven University seeks partnership with IITA in research programs

IITA hosted a team from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium (also known as KU Lueven) at its campus in Ibadan, Nigeria. The team led by Professor Georges Gielen, the Vice Rector of the University, was at the Institute to explore ways to expand and strengthen collaboration with IITA in research programs and projects to deliver…

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CORAF/WECARD explores areas of collaboration with IITA

A call has been made for the establishment of potential avenues from which national centers could gain from the rich basket of capacity building programs and technologies at IITA. Abdou Tenkouano, the Executive Director of the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), an IITA alumnus, made the call on 10…

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IITA, Ministry of Youth & Sports, Ministry of Agriculture to promote youth agribusiness in Oyo State

In a tripartite agreement with the Ministries of Youth & Sports, and Agriculture in Oyo State, IITA will be hosting a workshop that will see IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) critically engage and train youth corps members serving within the state. This was unveiled during the official visit of the Commissioner of Youth & Sports, Yomi…

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