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IITA-led fall armyworm compact holds regional “plan to action” meeting to control pest in East Africa

An Africa-wide initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with IITA to mobilize regional efforts to stop the spread of fall armyworm (FAW)—an invasive pest threatening food supply and incomes of millions of African smallholder farmers—has been launched in East Africa.

Picture of Secretary to the Government of Taraba, Anthony Jellason, speaking at the inauguration of the TAAT Cassava Compact

IITA and AfDB to help Taraba transform cassava as part of TAAT framework

IITA says it plans to work closely with the Taraba State Government to transform cassava in the framework of the African Development Bank (AfDB) funded Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) program.

Picture on AfDB team at IITA demonstration farm in Kakata Margibi County responding to issues raised by the cassava farmers.

AfDB team visits Liberia

The AfDB team, lead by Mr Philip Boahen (Task Manager), visited Liberia to evaluate the activities of the Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization (SAPEC) project.

Picture of African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina giving his opening remarks.

African youth are capable of revitalizing agro-allied industries

The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has reiterated his support for Africa’s youth, saying that if given the chance to participate effectively in agro-allied industries, they will rejuvenate the agriculture sector, create wealth, and become gainfully employed. Adesina gave the opening talk at the African Economic Conference (AEC) held in Abuja on…

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Good news for bakers!

Bakers in Liberia now join their counterparts in Nigeria in producing bromate-free bread using high quality cassava flour (HQCF) in combination with wheat flour and cassava enzymes. This healthier alternative is being promoted by IITA as an option for bakers who have had to contend with low grade wheat flour with low gluten content widespread…

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Picture of DG Nteranya Sanginga and the Agripreneurs welcoming AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina to IITA’s Abuja Station.

IITA Nigeria (Abuja) hosts AfDB President

To see how IITA is assisting the Nigerian youth engaged in the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) scheme to generate novel businesses from agriculture, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and former Principal Economist at IITA, Akinwumi Adesina, paid his first official visit as President of the Bank to IITA’s Station in Abuja on…

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AfDB delegates respond to the youth

Speaking at the event, Chiji Ojukwu said the Feed Africa strategy of the Bank, under which the flagship of ENABLE youth is domiciled, will support young people in Nigeria and 31 other African countries.

Picture of Agada Theresa Ene (Agripreneur)

Sowing a legacy

A major input being injected into the youth program in Abuja is sustainable farming systems. The focus is to ensure that the agroecology of the location is maintained. To promote this goal, President Adesina of AfDB, DG Sanginga, and the IYA planted three trees to commemorate the visit of the AfDB principal officers to the station….

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Picture of DG Nteranya Sanginga welcomes AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina at the IITA Abuja Station.

AfDB President applauds IITA’s efforts in assisting Africa to feed itself

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has commended IITA for piloting a sustainable program that is already combining the energies of youth in ventures that could make the continent food sufficient.

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.

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