IITA News

Picture of David Chikoye with other Southern Africa Hub colleagues briefing the Swiss delegation.

IITA-Zambia hosts Swiss Ambassador, delegation

IITA-Zambia hosted a visit by a high-level Swiss delegation led by His Excellency Mr Arthur Mattli, Swiss Ambassador to Zambia and the East Africa Region, on 29 November.

Picture of Dr Sarah Olubi-Johnson addressing the youth during the seminar.

Educator encourages youth to attain success in business

The co-founder of Lifeforte International Schools (LIS), Sarah Olubi-Johnson, gave a seminar presentation at IITA on 1 December to mentor and motivate the youth towards establishing successful enterprises in Nigeria.

Sustainable intensification book now on open access

In compliance with IITA’s Open Access policy, the recently published Routledge book titled “Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture” is now available online.

Picture of Members of the Umoja wa watuamiaji maji group show the remaining cowpea seed after harvest and selling.

Meet Julie Bwire: The inspiring ambassador of soybean in Tanzania

Julie Bwire is a mother of three and a farmer at Msufini village in Mvomero District, Morogoro Region, eastern Tanzania. She dropped out of school in the late 1980s and until 2015 was engaged in petty trading as well as farming; mostly maize and vegetables.

Breaking news: TAAT has been approved!

Good news! The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) project to be led by IITA has finally been approved by the African Development Bank’s Board of Directors!