Stakeholders strategize ways to strengthen breeding pipelines in West Africa

An array of institutes and lead specialists on breeding across West Africa convened at IITA-Ibadan for a workshop on 12–15 March, to discuss and exchange ideas on how they can work together to bring best practices and tools that can help them achieve their objectives more effectively, efficiently, and within a relatively shorter time scale….

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Picture of IITA’s Abebe Menkir addressing the workshop attendees in Ibadan.

Breeding for grand challenges

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, IITA had mounted a one-day symposium tagged as “Breeding for the Grand Challenges”. This full-house event was held on 11 April at IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria, and attended by more than 200 collaborators from the national agricultural research system, including advanced research institutions and various universities, and private sector partners working on crop improvement.