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Picture of Veronica Kichanta and Julius Muli, IITA Agripreneurs fromTanzania and Kenya, respectively, at the IITA stand, CGIAR exhibition.

IITA participates in CGIAR exhibition

IITA took part in a CGIAR-wide exhibition at the 2016 AGRF. Other centers included ILRI, CIP, CIAT, and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change and Food Security (CCAFs). At the exhibition and in line with the AGRA theme, IITA showcased two of the technologies from its Business Incubation Platform (BIP)—Aflasafe and Nodumax, and the…

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Picture of ATTC Managing Director Abdou Konlambigue (right) leading the discussion with the Aflasafe commercialization team

Aflasafe commercialization team holds workshop at IITA-Ibadan

Stakeholders of the Aflasafe Technology Transfer and Commercialization (ATTC) project held a 3-day, kick-off workshop to develop a cohesive understanding of the vision and scope of the commercialization component of the project, approach, and expected outcomes.

Picture of Margaret Mangheni of Makerere University in Uganda and Hale Tufan of Cornell University co-lead the GREAT training course in Uganda. Photo by D. Torrington, Cornell.

Training agricultural researchers to be more gender-responsive

Peter Kulakow, IITA breeder and Elizabeth Parkes, HarvestPlus breeder are part of a 16-person training panel for 11 teams of 33 researchers from four continents participating in a training on “Gender Responsive Root, Tuber, and Banana Breeding,” 12-21 September in Kampala, Uganda.

Picture of Tarawali leading the visitors to the Youth Training Center and Agripreneurs’ Work Station that is under construction.

Advanced AfDB presidential party visits IITA Abuja Station

A two-member delegation comprising the Regional Director of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dore Ousmane, and the AfDB Chief of Staff and Director of Cabinet, Sipho Moyo, were at the IITA Abuja Station on 8 September.

Picture of DG Sanginga cutting the ribbon during the commissioning of the BASICS office, in IITA,Ibadan, with BASICS project coordinator Hemant Nitturkar.

BASICS project office launched

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga recently commissioned the offices of the new project Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS) in IITA headquarters, Ibadan, on 15 September in a formal ceremony attended by other IITA Management members, staff and scientists. BASICS was set up to develop a sustainable cassava seed value chain in…

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Picture of the entrance to IITA under construction in 1968.
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IITA at 50

IITA celebrate its 50th year of founding in 2017. As IITA starts to celebrate its golden jubilee, we take a “then and now” look at Headquarters, Ibadan.

Picture of Dr. Abberton addressing scientists, Agripreneurs and staff in Abuja.

IITA Deputy Director lauds Abuja station as site of transformation

Michael Abberton, IITA Deputy Director, West Africa Hub, made his first familiarization visit to the IITA Abuja Station on 7 September, during which he praised the projects at the station and said the station holds much potential for transformation and growth.

Picture of IITA’s Edidah Ampaire highlight’s the role of women in climate change adaptation issues.

Researchers make a case to Uganda parliamentarians on gender-responsive policies on climate change and food security

A team of researchers from IITA and their partners therefore engaged parliamentarians, permanent secretaries, commissioners, and civil society organizations in a discussion on the interaction between gender, climate change, and food security.

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Celebrating achievements in the IITA Year of Open Access

The Institute has made significant progress towards ensuring compliance to the decision by management to adopt Open Access, thereby making available its work to the public for free. As a direct outcome of implementing Open Access, a new institutional repository was introduced called CG Space.

Picture of Bruce Walsh from the University of Arizona: I have a real passion for teaching students in Africa.

IITA builds capacity of NARS to conduct quantitative genetics and advanced plant breeding

The capacity of thirty-three plant breeders from the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of eight African countries has been upgraded to competently take on the demands of advanced plant breeding using the latest technologies.

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