Picture of CIALCA has a legacy of improving banana production in the Central Africa region by improving access to clean planting material, and by advancing banana pest and disease control.

CIALCA 2017–2020 science agenda to boost entrepreneurial farming in Central Africa!

The Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD) will fund the research program on partnership, capacity building and research of the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA) toward entrepreneurial farming in Central Africa.

Picture of Dr Nzola Mahungu, IITA DRC Country Representative, explaining the workshop objectives.

IITA conducts CBSD Project Planning Workshop

IITA organized a planning workshop for the 2017–2018 financial year for the project ‘‘Action to control the Cassava Brown Streak in the Democratic Republic of Congo’, 29–30 August, in Kisangani, Province of Tshopo’’. 

Picture of Aaron and Mavis Mumba with their two children in front of their house. Photo: Simon Mudenda, CIP.

Africa RISING success story

Farmer finds a sweet spot producing orange-fleshed sweet potato vines and roots during the dry season in Zambia.