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Ghanaian farmers can now control Aflatoxin, earn big

A study has identified the best non-toxic strains that can limit aflatoxin contamination in laboratory and field conditions. One of the authors, Dr. Alejandro Ortega-Beltran, a plant pathologist with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) says, “We were able to detect  non-toxic strains with the highest ability to limit crop contamination in the laboratory…

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Sanginga visits IITA Accra

Sanginga visits IITA Accra

On 4 September, IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga visited the IITA-Accra office in Ghana to interact with staff members. The visit to the station coincided with the DG’s attendance at the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which took place in Accra on 3–6 September. The DG also delivered a presentation there as an introduction…

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Extension workers and agribusinesses receive aflatoxin management training in Ghana’s Ashanti and Eastern regions

Extension workers and agribusinesses receive aflatoxin management training in Ghana’s Ashanti and Eastern regions

It was moment of learning, capacity strengthening, and networking for participants at the regional training of trainers (ToT) workshop held in Ghana’s Ashanti and Eastern regional capitals of Kumasi and Koforidua in March 2019. As part of its Aflasafe technology transfer strategy, IITA, in partnership with the Green Innovation Center (GIC) of GIZ and Ghana’s…

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Picture of Farmers in Cheyohi Community in the Northern Region of Ghana ceremonially dressed Jerry Glover in the traditional Ghanaian smock

Focus on achieving wider impact and building resilience for larger populations, Africa RISING urged

The Africa RISING program should keep working towards achieving wider impact and building resilience for larger populations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security Program Leader for Sustainable Intensification, Dr Jerry Glover has advised.

Picture of Research Leader of the Africa-wide Aflasafe Initiative at IITA, Ranajit Bandyopadhyay (left),with Abdou Konlambigue of ATTC (rightmost) and other dignitaries showing off packs of Aflasafe GH02 at its launch in Accra.

Getting to grips with aflatoxin in Ghana with Aflasafe

Aflatoxin is a major threat to health, food security, and trade but positive change was heralded in Accra recently, at the official launch of Aflasafe GH02.

Picture of Richard Asare being interviewed at the 3FM studio in Accra

CocoaSoils launches sustainable intensification program

The CocoaSoils program has been launched in Ghana, with plans to launch in three other countries.

Photo of IITA’s Asamoah Larbi and the Deputy Minister of Environment, Science and Technology Information, Dr Alfred Tia Sugri, shake hands after the signing.

IITA and Ghana sign host country agreement

The Government of Ghana, realizing the immense benefits that will accrue to its people through collaboration with IITA, has secured Cabinet and Parliamentary approval to give legal status to the operations of the Institute in Ghana. Accordingly, IITA and the Government of Ghana signed a Host Country Agreement at the Ministry of Environment, Science and…

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