IITA News

Picture of Some light moments during the annual meeting and conference of food nutritionists.

IITA scientist highlights nutrition and health at conference

Research activities conducted under the Agriculture for nutrition and health (A4NH) research program in Nigeria were highlighted at the 47th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), held 19–23 September, at the International Conference Center (ICC), University of Ibadan (UI).

Picture of team from SPDC having a taste of Plantain Wine

SPDC and IYA explore areas of collaboration

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and the IITA Youth Agripreneurs are discussing the development of a model that will incubate young farmers.

Picture of an extension agent talks to farmers during one of the self-organized field days in Babati District. Photo credit: Job Kihara/CIAT.

Africa RISING success story: Empowering agricultural extension agents to deliver improved farming technologies

Why aren’t agricultural innovations and technologies that could improve livelihoods not quickly adopted by smallholder farmers? Various arguments have been made to explain the problem on a technology-by-technology basis, but few assess the role played by agricultural extension.