Picture of Dr Ken Dashiell (left) speaking to Shanni Srivastava of UPL, an agrochemical company.

Stakeholders discuss strategies for cocoa rebirth in Nigeria

Strategies to improve cocoa production in the country dominated discussions at a recent conference in IITA held 8-9 August, where stakeholders explored measures to address challenges encountered and possible ways of reviving cocoa to ensure sustainability in Nigeria.

Picture of Jacob Njegela, Research Associate at IITA, explains how aflasafe was developed and manufactured in the lab at IITA East Africa hub.

IITA trains media on aflatoxin and its biocontrol solution aflasafe

IITA recently trained 15 journalists from Tanzania on aflatoxin, its impact on health and trade, and ongoing efforts by IITA in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) to control this deadly chemical produced by certain types of fungi.

Picture of DG Nteranya Sanginga (left) and Kebbi Governor Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.

Kebbi State Governor seeks collaboration with IITA

The Executive Governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, and his team visited IITA on 8 August to seek collaboration on moving their agricultural development agenda forward.

Picture of Dr Bussie Maziya-Dixon (in orange) with the NSPRI delegation visiting the aflasafe plant in IITA, Ibadan.

NSPRI visits IITA to discuss postharvest solutions

The Executive Director of the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI), Professor Olufemi Peters and his team, visited IITA on 9 August to seek collaboration on all aspects of postharvest handling of agricultural products.