IITA News

Picture of the Minister of State for Environment and his officials in a group photo with IITA staff.

Federal Ministry of Environment establishes ties anew

The new Hon. Minister of State for Environment, His Excellency Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril, visited IITA this week to familiarize himself with IITA and seek future collaboration.

Picture of Christopher Tocco (center) with other USAID delegates and event participants at the youth Agripreneurs exhibition center.

IITA, USAID Mission to jointly tackle cassava diseases in DR Congo

The USAID Mission in DR Congo has partnered with IITA to promote research in forestalling Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD), which has drastically reduced cassava production in the country since the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Picture of IITA scientists granting interviews to the press.

IITA records unprecedented media presence in recent weeks

IITA has been hitting the high notes, trending back to back on radio, television, print, social media, and electronic press since the latter part of June.

Picture of Debo Akande taking participants through the project’s vision for 2017.

Networking in agriculture, the case of AgResults

As Nigeria advances on its resolve to diversify its economy and reignite agriculture, an IITA project—emphasizing strongly on both health and income—is creating the needed platform for the new wave of businesses that will spring from the sector.

Picture of DDG Saethre being briefed by Chikoye and other scientists on activities at the experimental field at SARAH.

New DDG-R4D visits southern Africa Hub

From 6 to 7 July, the new IITA Deputy Director General for R4D, May-Guri Saethre, was at the Southern Africa Research and Administration Hub (SARAH) campus in Lusaka, Zambia, as part of her familiarization tour of the different IITA stations and offices across Africa.