IITA News

Picture of Farmer visits peer’s farm to view ACAI trials at Kisamwene Village in Butiama, Mwanza Tanzania.

Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture lauds ACAI activities

African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) will play a key role in addressing problems facing cassava farming in Tanzania to help the country meet the growing demand for cassava.

Picture of DG Sanginga (with raised arms) and staff at the Abuja Station on one of the newly constructed roads.

DG Sanginga commends development in Abuja Station

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga has commended the development strides in IITA Abuja Station.

Picture of participants met at the IITA Board Room in Cameroon.

Entrepreneurship on cassava food production in Cameroon: IITA researchers meet with PIDMA representatives

IITA’s Country Representative in Cameroon, Rachid Hanna, hosted researchers and partners from the Project for the Investment and Development of Agricultural Markets (PIDMA) on 13 December 2017 in IITA Yaoundé offices to discuss and review new and better partnership opportunities that could be established to help boost cassava food production.

Picture of A farmer receiving a certificate during the graduation after a series of farmers field school training by PROSICA in Cameroon.

IITA organized field day and graduation ceremony for farmers in Cameroon

IITA, which coordinates the Green Innovation Centre for Agriculture and Food Sector (PROSICA), organized a field day and graduation ceremony in Ngomedzap in the Nyong and So’o division last December 2017.

Announcement: PhD scholarships at icipe, Kenya

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS) on or before 4 February 2018.

Picture of Dr Lee Simmons of Agbiome making a presentation.

AgBiome officials seek collaboration, sign MoU with IITA

Drs Vadim Beilinson and Lee Simmons, representatives from AgBiome Inc. of North Carolina, USA, paid a courtesy visit to IITA on 18–19 January to seek opportunities for collaboration.