Picture of Charlotte Sanginga (left) with Her Excellency, Minister Chantal Safou.

IITA Women’s Group meets with DR Congo Minister of Gender, Child and Family

IITA Women’s Group representative Charlotte Sanginga, accompanied by Valérie Tembo, President of IITA Women’s Group Kinshasa Station and member Michèle Kimpwene Sanginga, paid a courtesy visit to Her Excellency, Minister Chantal Safou and members of her cabinet in the ministerial office, Kinshasa on 5 February.

Picture of Dr Jonas Chianu gives an overview of the TAAT Program

Program coordinator leads stakeholders through TAAT framework in support of the program

During the 3-day (22–24 January) inauguration meeting of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) that brought together different stakeholders, Dr Jonas Chianu, TAAT Coordinator and Principal Agricultural Economist, African Development Bank (AfDB), provided a framework to support this complex, multi-partner program.

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TAAT to leverage lessons learned from AGRA

Partners working on the newly launched Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program have been urged not to reinvent the wheel of innovation but to take advantage of the progress already made in similar endeavors.

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IITA participates in special session of AUC on achieving zero hunger in Africa

On 27 January, the African Union Commission (AUC) organized a high-level dialogue session titled “Achieving Zero Hunger in Africa by 2025” at the AU headquarters, Addis Ababa.

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Agricultural Donor Working Group welcomes IITA’s Country Integration and Alignment initiative

The Agricultural Donor Working Group (ADWG) in Abuja has commended IITA for developing a framework for action to enhance integration and collaboration across various institutions and programs towards achieving national strategic goals, and in line with the goals of CAADP and SDG2.

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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.

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