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IITA Human Resources conducts training on “Leading and managing people for results”

Managers and supervisors from the various IITA hubs and stations across Africa converged in Ibadan for a 3-day workshop, 26–29 September, to enhance their knowledge on leading and managing staff for effective results. The training, titled “Leading and managing people for results” was organized by the Human Resources team in collaboration with the Capacity Development…

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Presentation on gender responsiveness in Tanzanian policies ignites heated debate among policymakers

A presentation on the findings of a recent study on gender integration in agriculture and natural resources in Tanzania spurred a heated debate among the country’s policymakers and clearly showed that their understanding of gender issues was limited. One of the key follow up actions agreed upon was a request by the Tanzania Parliament for…

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IITA and partners organize 3-day International Symposium on Agriculture and Health in DRC

IITA, in collaboration with the International Center for Advanced Research and Training (ICART) and the University of Michigan (UM), organized a 3-day symposium on Agriculture and Health, on 17–19 August in Bukavu, South Kivu Province, DR Congo. Against the background of a post-conflict environment in Eastern DRC, the symposium focused on food security and nutrition,…

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IITA Cameroon hosts training on managing fall armyworm

IITA-Cameroon hosted an international training of trainers’ workshop on Fall armyworm management at its campus in Yaoundé, on 2–7 October. The workshop was co-organized by IITA-Cameroon and FAO’s subregional office in Central Africa. The fall armyworm (FAW), an invasive insect species originating from tropical and subtropical Americas, is spreading rapidly in sub-Saharan African where it…

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