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Bearing Burdens: Carrier Women and creating opportunities for change in Bukavu, DRC

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.  Yet, women worldwide continue to be over-represented in the informal sector, characterized by low skills and wages, poor rates of remuneration that disfavor women, and discrimination and violence against women. Women in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, face significant challenges…

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IITA DG is doing great work in the Institute—ACG Lawal

During a visit to update management of the new changes in the Nigerian Immigration Service, Olaseni Lawal, the Zone ‘F’ Assistant Comptroller-General (ACG) commended DG Nteranya Sanginga for elevating IITA to an enviable standard.

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ATASP-1 intensifies production of planting materials at Onne station

The Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme, Phase 1 (ATASP-1) under its Cassava Outreach Program, has intensified large-scale production of planting materials at the newly revitalized IITA High Rainfall Station in Onne, Rivers State.

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AGRA Regional Head visits IITA-Abuja, explores areas of mutual collaboration

A 3-member delegation from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), led by its West Africa Regional Head, Fadel Ndiame, visited IITA in Abuja on 23 February.

Picture of Chikoye explaining to Chief Kaputa (in a suit) about the different cassava varieties being tested at the IITA-SARAH campus.

Zambia traditional leader seeks IITA help to improve plight of people

The chief of an expansive district in the north of Zambia has sought the assistance of IITA to help improve the plight of his people through agriculture-based interventions.

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SARD-SC beneficiary declared best female wheat farmer in Zimbabwe

When Sabina Nyahuye, a wheat farmer from the Hwedza Innovation Platform of the SARD-SC Wheat project, started wheat farming 20 years ago, she says wheat harvests and the market were just okay.

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SEMEAR wins 3rd place at the international Feed the Future photo contest!

A photograph submitted by Ana Filipa Couvinhas, Communication Officer for the IITA-led Feed the Future Mozambique Improved Seeds for Better Agriculture Project also known in Portuguese as SEMEAR, won the third place in the latest edition of the Feed the Future photo contest.

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Delegation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Tanzania impressed with IITA research

A high level delegation from Tanzania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation toured IITA in its Eastern Africa hub in Dar es Salaam to better understand the institute and its activities in the country.

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CSIR seeks to strengthen partnership with IITA

Stella Ennin, Director of Crops Research Institute, (CSIR) Ghana, has applauded IITA for the recent developments and its research, during her visit and tour of the Institute’s facilities.

IITA’s research sparks interest of new British Deputy High Commissioner

The new British Deputy High Commissioner, Her Excellency, Laure Beaufils, who assumed duty on 20 February in Lagos, has expressed keen interest on behalf of the British government in partnering with IITA.

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