Picture of DG Sanginga delivering his remarks at the convergence.

3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress held at IITA, Ibadan

The Nigerian Society for Horticultural Sciences, under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) hosted the 3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress (AAHC), at IITA, Ibadan, held 7–12 August. With the theme “Horticulture for improved livelihoods”, the congress aimed to strengthen the voice of African agriculturists in their respective academic, research, and economic…

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National learning alliance gives input to Uganda’s Strategic Program on Climate Resilience

Smallholder farmers dominate the agricultural sector in Uganda and are most vulnerable to climate change because of poverty and reliance on natural resources. Uganda’s agriculture is rainfed and highly vulnerable to climate change. “Low use of external inputs like fertilizers and improved seed, poor land management, and high postharvest losses have further reduced the sector’s…

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Picture of AWF COO Jeff Crisfield, interacting with members of a local village farmer association managed by IITA

AWF Chief impressed with IITA’s work on Intensification for Forest Conservation in DR Congo

Jeff Crisfield, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) based in Washington, D.C., visited IITA’s sustainable agricultural program in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba (MLW) landscape in the Equateur Province of DR Congo, accompanied by Charly Facheux, AWF Vice President for Conservation Projects; Jimmiel Mandima, AWF Director of US Government Relations; Brian McBrearity, AWF Managing…

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New haulage machine launched at FMS

A brand new 80-ton Man Diesel trailer with the capacity to transport earth moving machines and heavy equipment has been acquired by the Facilities Management Services (FMS) at IITA, Ibadan, to support the activities and operations at the Institute. This new addition will facilitate haulage jobs and also improve efficiency of handlers of heavy equipment….

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Picture of Hon John Abraham Godson, former Polish MP; Emir of Keffi, Alhaji Dr Shehu Chindo, Yamusa III; Gbassey Tarawali, IITA Abuja Representative; and Obinna Chukwuezie, IITA Communication Officer.

Emir of Keffi, Chun-Mada of Akwanga hosts IITA Abuja, offers hectares of land and exhibition opportunity

The Chun-Mada of Akwanga in Nasarawa State, Chief Samson Gamu Yare has promised to offer hectares of land to IITA for Demonstration Trials, as well as an opportunity for the Institute to exhibit their proven agricultural technologies to his clan. The First-class Royal Father disclosed this when he received a delegation from IITA in his…

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New Executive Director of CGIAR System Organization announced

CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research-for-development partnership, this week announced the appointment of Elwyn Grainger-Jones as Executive Director of the CGIAR System Organization, formerly CGIAR Consortium. “In the face of increased and complex risks posed by climate change, the world needs CGIAR more than ever,” says Grainger-Jones. Read full article here.