IITA News

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IITA yam breeders harvest SAH yam tubers

Yam seeds produced from Semi-Autotrophic Hydroponics (SAH) plants have been harvested by the IITA Yam Breeding team with some tubers weighing up to 1.1 kg.

TAAT holds inception workshop with Business Innovation Facility

The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) held its inception workshop at the IITA Conference Center on 9 July.

Picture of Moses Nyine (second from left), who received his PhD from Palacky University Olomouc in the Czech Republic, with his IITA supervisors

IITA capacity building on banana and cassava breeding helps three students graduate

Recently, three students supported by IITA’s breeding program graduated—two with the banana breeding program and one with cassava molecular breeding team.

Statistics with R: Workshop for UI-IITA researchers

In a bid to improve the statistics knowledge of researchers at the University of Ibadan (UI) and IITA, the Carnegie Africa Diaspora Fellowship organized a workshop on statistics with R at IITA headquarters in Ibadan.

Picture of Mallam Aminu Abubakar of FCTA presenting the coconut trees to the Head of Abuja Station, Dr Gbassey Tarawali

FCT agricultural secretariat donates improved coconut seedlings to Abuja station

The agricultural secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Nigeria, has donated 150 improved coconut seedlings to the IITA Abuja station.

IITA launches automation project

To enhance efficient and effective work processes leading to a higher level of staff productivity in the Institute, IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga on 6 July launched the high-priority automation project.

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Foreign Affairs ministry team open IITA vehicle bidding exercise

To ensure appropriate processes are adhered to in the disposal of the Institute’s obsolete vehicles, a team of two officials of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs met with IITA officials in Ibadan on 9–10 July.

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Training workshop on plant genome editing: From design to analysis

IITA-Nairobi hosted a workshop on genome editing in plants, 19 to 20 June. They organized this workshop in collaboration with Iowa State University (ISU), USA under the BREAD project: Genome-enabled Platforms for Yam.

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Seed health experts from Burundi and Rwanda visit Tanzania to learn about cassava seed systems

The Tanzania Official Seed Certification Institute (TOSCI) and the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), supported by IITA and Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), have made great strides in establishing a commercial seed system for cassava in the country.

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IITA co-hosts Food Systems workshop in Abuja

IITA in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands, recently co-organized a two-day stakeholder workshop on Food Systems for Healthier Diets (FSHD) in Nigeria, under the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH).

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