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The Ambassador of the United States to Cameroon visits IITA-Cameroon

The Ambassador of the United States to Cameroon visits IITA-Cameroon

His Excellency, Peter Henry Barlerin, the Ambassador of the United States to Cameroon and five members of his team visited the IITA Cameroon Station on 12 July. During the visit, the Ambassador’s first to IITA, he learnt about various projects implemented in the context of the Congo Basin Institute (CBI) with US partners. The Ambassador…

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IITA Youth Agripreneurs program wins international award for youth empowerment innovations

IITA Youth Agripreneurs program wins international award for youth empowerment innovations

In recognition of its commitment to improving both agribusiness opportunities and creditworthiness of youth across Africa, the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) program has been awarded the 2019 International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture. The award, the first of its kind, is funded by the Government of Switzerland and was presented, in conjuction with…

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Project to improve nutritional value of plantain launched in Cameroon, Gabon, and Nigeria

Project to improve nutritional value of plantain launches in Cameroon, Gabon, and Nigeria

IITA in partnership with the University of Buea, Cameroon; Institut de Recherches Agronomiques et Forestieres (IRAF), Gabon; and the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Nigeria have launched a new project that aims to enhance the nutritive quality of plantain in the three countries. The launch ceremony of the project, which is funded by the African…

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CocoaSoils launched in Cameroon

As part of its four-country implementation initiative, the CocoaSoils Program has been officially launched in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Picture of stakeholders, including IITA, came together in Yaounde, Cameroon, to discuss how to control FAW

West and Central Africa rally against fall armyworm

A two-day high-level meeting on controlling fall armyworm (FAW) in West and Central Africa took place on 11 and 12 September in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Picture of Visitor appreciating improved IITA cassava

IITA participates in the Cameroon scientific exhibition day

IITA-Cameroon participated in the 6th edition of The Excellence Day of Scientific Research and Innovation in Cameroon (JERSIC), 21-23 February in Yaoundé.

Picture of Tom Smith, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, UCLA, talks to visitors about bird diversity.

UC GloCal Health Fellowship selects IITA Cameroon as a new site, announces new window for funding research

The University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) GloCal Health Fellowship has selected IITA-Cameroon also known as the Congo Basin Institute (CBI), as one of its new training sites in Africa where supportive mentorship, research opportunities, and a collaborative research environment is provided for young and upcoming scientists.

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IITA work featured at Cameroon exhibition

IITA-Cameroon was very active and visible at the recently organized exhibition day of the Center for Scientific Research and Innovations (JERSIC) in Ebolowa, Cameroon. The event, which was held on 28-29 June, was organized by the Regional Delegation of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovations and was chaired by the South Region Governor, Felix Nguele…

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