IITA News

IITA moves to commercialize and disseminate aflatoxin biocontrol products to Africa’s farmers

…flags off project to ensure aflasafe products reach farmers’ hands. African farmers will soon have a product that would ensure safer food for their families and communities. A natural product called aflasafe that can reduce contamination from aflatoxin, a silent killer, would soon be made available in at least 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Following…

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Management announces rebranding of “new” IITA

In an email during December 2016, DG Nteranya Sanginga announced the rebranding of IITA and the adoption of a new tagline and boilerplate that better showcases the new IITA. According to DG Sanginga, the changes were discussed in October 2016, during the IITA’s Directors’ Meeting in Mozambique where a consensus was reached to rebrand IITA….

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Congo Basin Institute gets publicity boost

Last December 2016, the US Ambassador to Cameroon Michael Hoza generously hosted a reception in honor of the Congo Basin Institute’s efforts to advance science to meet the critical challenges facing Central Africa. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and IITA are leading a multi-institutional initiative to develop the Congo Basin Institute (CBI), which…

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Nigeria launches plan to end hunger by 2030

The plan tagged: “Synthesis Report of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review” articulates what Nigeria needs to do to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2)—one of the global goals that seeks to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture” by 2030. The 60-page home-developed document reflects Nigerians’ perspectives of steps…

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