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Picture of Bernard Vanlauwe takes the Provincial Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Rural Development, South Kivu, DR Congo, Madam Adolphine Muley Byayuwa on a tour of the Nodumax facility in Ibadan.

DR Congo Minister of Agriculture on a learning visit to IITA

… excited over cassava improvement in Nigeria The Provincial Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Rural Development, South Kivu, DR Congo, Madam Adolphine Muley Byayuwa has expressed optimism that technologies developed by IITA can help transform agriculture in Africa. She made this remark during her visit to IITA, Ibadan, to participate in the Systems Marketplace…

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A cassava agronomy project finds ways to reduce the yield gap to increase cassava production in Africa

Strategies and methods aimed at reducing the yield gap in cassava and leading to increased production for the benefit of farmers and processors have been mapped out during the inaugural meeting of the African Cassava Agronomy Initiatives (ACAI) project, at IITA, Ibadan, 5-7 December. At this meeting stakeholders converged to review the project’s activities since…

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Picture of Dr Ranajit Bandyopadhyay addresses participants at the aTTC project launch in IITA, Ibadan.

aTTC project set to multiply yields and income of smallholder farmers

Triple yields with a better income await maize and groundnut smallholder farmers, thanks to a project—aflasafe Technology Transfer and Commercialization (aTTC)—that will facilitate farmers’ access to aflasafeTM, an innovative solution for the control of aflatoxin. The aTTC project was launched at IITA, Ibadan, on 1 December to create awareness about the technology, and look for…

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YIIFSWA scientist honored by research community

Morufat Balogun, Tissue Culture Specialist with IITA’s Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) project has won the 2016 edition of the International Institute for Training, Research and Economic Development (IITRED) prize. The award recognizes her study on Absorbent kenaf materials and method of making and using same; development of high yield…

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IITA scientist addresses first commonwealth forestry gathering

During the first conference of the Commonwealth Forestry Association Nigeria Chapter held at the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria in Ibadan on 10-12 October, Deni Bown, Head, IITA Forest Unit, presented a paper titled “Prioritizing and protecting Nigeria’s threatened trees: the work of IITA in promoting the propagation and cultivation of indigenous tree species.” The…

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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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IITA Youth Agripreneurs shines at AEC

At a session dedicated to youth entrepreneurship in agriculture at the 2016 Africa Economic Conference in Abuja, the IITA Youth Agripreneurs in Nigeria delighted participants and other stakeholders present during the session. Making their voices heard, the youth provided testimonials on the impact of the IITA Youth Agripreneurs on their entrepreneurial skills and also defended…

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