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Achieving Zero Hunger: New project to transform agriculture in Nigeria and Togo

To facilitate agricultural solutions to overcome hunger and poverty in Nigeria and Togo, IITA, in partnership with AfricaRice, is implementing the “Agricultural transformation in Nigerian federal states and Togolese regions towards achieving Zero Hunger” project. The 3-year project will contribute to the zero hunger initiatives within the rice and cassava value chains in both countries….

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IITA takes the lead in agricultural transformation in DRC

IITA takes the lead in agricultural transformation in DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), IITA has continued to take a leading role in driving domestic agricultural transformation. Between 15 and 19 February, the Institute carried out multiple interventions to boost agriculture in the region. The Institute organized a regional capacity-building workshop on the management of aflatoxins under the auspices of the Integrated…

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IITA focuses on integrated digital tools for accelerating agricultural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa

IITA has been at the forefront of using information and communication technologies (ICTs) for research management and knowledge sharing, including extension, scaling out, e-learning, collaboration, and agricultural services enhancement. Recently, ICTs have fast emerged as frontline tools for transforming agricultural systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Governments, developmental organizations, and the donor community are increasingly depending on ICTs…

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Scaling up innovations: IITA’s commitment to African agricultural transformation

In 2017, IITA celebrated 50 years of service to Africa and its smallholder farmers in particular. Since then, the Institute has advanced even further in its mission to transform African agriculture through collaboration with farmers and farming communities, youth and women in agribusiness, and other partner-stakeholders.  IITA’s 2019 Annual Report detailed this work and highlighted the delivery of…

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Going Digital! IITA holds Promo day for digital technologies

IITA and partners gathered today, 1 November, to launch IITA applications designed to promote productivity. With the theme “Smart tools for smart farming”, the meeting demonstrated the linkages between IITA’s products and our applications. Agricultural productivity in Africa has a number of challenges, including “lousy seeds”, lack of professionalism, insufficient capacity, low adoption of improved…

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