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Private company explores cassava uptake in the Bida-Badeggi zone

Private company explores cassava uptake in the Bida-Badeggi zone

One of the oversight functions of the commodity value chains in the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program, Phase One (ATASP-1) is to link farmers and producers to off-takers of their products. Based on this, a team from Dufil Prima Foods Plc., Lagos, makers of Indomie Noodles, Power Oil, and Hypo bleach, was in Niger State…

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ATASP-1 project promotes commodity value chain products at launch of 2019 farming season in Anambra State

ATASP-1 project promotes commodity value chain products at launch of 2019 farming season in Anambra State

Sorghum, rice, and cassava value chain products of the ATASP-1 Project were displayed and promoted at the annual flag-off of farming season activities for 2019 in Awka, Anambra State. The event, organized by the Anambra State Government, was to encourage farmers and crop producers to intensify their efforts in production and other value chain activities…

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AfDB Vice President visits IITA

On 26 March, Dr Jennifer Blanke, Vice President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) paid a courtesy visit to IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. She was received by IITA Director General, Nteranya Sanginga, the Deputy Director Generals, and members of IITA management. The purpose of her visit was “to see how the collaborations were going…

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ATASP-1 Kebbi Sokoto zonal program coordinator receiving his award from Alhaji Haruna Jada.
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ATASP-1 honored for enhancing livelihoods in Kambuwa community, Kebbi State

The Nigeria Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program – Phase 1 (ATASP-1 Outreach Program) of the Kebbi-Sokoto Zone and the sorghum value chain implementation partner, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), were honored by the people of Kambuwa community in Yauri Emirate of Kebbi State for developing the sorghum value chain, which…

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New farm machinery commissioned in Onne

In its continuing efforts to fight poverty and hunger, the Nigeria Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program – Phase 1 (ATASP-1 Outreach Program) unveiled a new tractor and other farm implements on 12 September at the IITA Onne Station in Rivers State, Nigeria.

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Local government praises ATASP-1 for improved cassava intervention

A local government official lauds the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme Phase One (ATASP-1) project, describing it as the “first Federal Government program in their community.”

IITA-ATASP-1 youth corps member bags prestigious state award

For meritorious service to his country and host community, Azeez Akanni Salawu, an ex-IITA National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member under the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program, Phase One (ATASP-1) project, has earned the 2017 Federal Capital Territory (FCT) State Honors Award as “the most outstanding National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in the FCT-Abuja.

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ATASP-1 completes first batch of seed production training for youth

Following the flag-off of the seed production training for youth by Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh on 27 March, ATASP-1 has commenced training young people on seed production. The training which ran concurrently in Abuja, and Kano and Niger states ended on 5 April.

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ATASP-1 intensifies production of planting materials at Onne station

The Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme, Phase 1 (ATASP-1) under its Cassava Outreach Program, has intensified large-scale production of planting materials at the newly revitalized IITA High Rainfall Station in Onne, Rivers State.

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ATASP-1 set to begin nationwide training of youth on seed production

The Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program, Phase One (ATASP-1) has concluded plans to train over 200,000 youth nationwide on seed production, processing, and packaging. This decision was reached during a strategic meeting held in Abuja to discuss the process of implementation. Speaking after the meeting, the ATASP-1 Outreach Program Coordinator, Gbassey Tarawali explained that the…

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