IITA News

Group photograph of the IFAD CARE training participants and their facilitators
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CARE Fellowship awardees equipped with relevant research skills to enhance agribusiness in Africa

On 2–6 June, IITA organized a workshop for the 20 successful fellows that qualified for the research grant for “Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence (CARE) in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa,” funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Picture of youth entrepreneurs being trained for engagement in agribusiness.

IITA partners with IFAD to launch project on Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence

In keeping with IITA’s commitment  to support youth development and employment IITA launched the Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence (CARE) in Policy for Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa” project.

Picture of Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze addresses the staff and guests during the 50th anniversary launch program, 19 October, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria.

IITA kicks off 50th anniversary celebration in Ibadan with IFAD president as guest of honor

IITA commenced its golden jubilee celebration, with a launching event at the headquarters in Ibadan, on Wednesday, 19 October. The launch event featured the president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze, as the guest of honor.

Picture of Kanayo Nwanze, IFAD President.
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Let the drums roll: IITA is turning 50!

Next week, Dr Kanayo Nwanze, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will be in Ibadan to set the ball rolling for the celebration of IITA’s 50 years of excellence in undertaking research for the nourishment of Africa. The opening event will take place on 19 October with the theme “Youth and…

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IITA alumnus wins first Africa food prize

Kanayo Nwanze, President of IFAD, and an IITA alumnus, was awarded the inaugural Africa Food Prize at the African Green Revolution Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, on 7 September.

Picture of Participants at the HQCF review meeting.

IFAD-IITA HQCF organizes review meeting with processors

Members of the High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) value chain project recently reviewed the activities of the HQCF processors on the project. The review meeting, held in Ibadan on 15 June, scrutinized success indicators of interest to the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the project donor. These include the change in yield and income of…

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