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Picture of visitors from Rwanda and Burundi testing out TOSCI's cassava certification protocol

Seed health experts from Burundi and Rwanda visit Tanzania to learn about cassava seed systems

The Tanzania Official Seed Certification Institute (TOSCI) and the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), supported by IITA and Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), have made great strides in establishing a commercial seed system for cassava in the country.

Picture of Dr Rurema Deo-Guide , Burundi Minister of Agriculture; DDG May-Guri Saethre, and Bernard Vanlauwe, R4D Director for Central Africa Hub.

IITA strengthens partnerships in Burundi

IITA Deputy Director General R4D May- Guri Saethre and Central Africa Hub Director Bernard Vanlauwe visited IITA Burundi from 17 to 20 June to meet with and engage staff and partners.

Picture of cassava plantlets.

CBSD Control Project in Rwanda and Burundi commended by partners

The IITA-led project to control Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) and Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) held its first Annual Review and Planning workshop in Bujumbura, Burundi and Kigali, Rwanda between 19 and 23 March.

Picture of PROMEDA will improve productivity of small producers and their access to markets.

Burundi government and IITA partner on PROMEDA project

The Agricultural Markets Productivity and Development Project (PRODEMA) commenced officially on 28 August.

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Burundi holds sensitization workshop on aflatoxin

A workshop to sensitize stakeholders and partners on the status and effects of aflatoxin in Burundi was jointly organized by Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU) and IITA on 4 May at the King’s Conference Centre in Bujumbura. The event was officially opened by Séverin Bagorikunda, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture…

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