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Picture of Dr Kolade in the field with the ‘Leaf Doctor’ App

AfricaYam project wins ISTRC best poster award

The poster paper of the AfricaYam project on “Yam anthracnose phenotyping” was adjudged the best poster of the 18th Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Tuber and Root Crops (ISTRC) held 22–25 October at Cali, Colombia.

Picture of Latifa Mrisho, A PhD student at IITA, giving a presentation on the app to potential partners in Tanzania

Exploring partnership to get AI app for disease diagnostics into farmers’ hands

“Nuru,” a Swahili word meaning “light”, is a smartphone app that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to diagnose, in real time, crop pests and diseases. It was developed by Pennsylvania State University (PSU), USA, in partnership with the plant pathology team at IITA-Tanzania led by James Legg. The app is able to…

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Picture of Francis Onyilo, IITA PhD student, (3rd from left, on the second line) with other selected felleows and the WFP organizers

IITA PhD student among 10 top fellows selected to attend the 2018 World Food Prize

A PhD student at IITA, Francis Onyilo, was among the 10 fellows of the Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agricultural Programme (Borlaug LEAP) selected to attend this year’s World Food Prize festivities in Des Moines, Iowa. The 10 were selected based on their excellence in research, mentorship, and leadership. The main purpose for the participation of…

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Picture of Dr. Dashiell visiting a lab at TARI-Kibaha nematology lab

DDG P4D tours Eastern Africa hub

IITA Deputy Director General, Partnerships for Delivery (DDG-P4D), Kenton Dashiell, embarked on a two-day tour of IITA’s Eastern Africa hub in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 1–2 November. During the visit, he met the staff, Tanzania Youth Agripreneurs, and partners. At the end of the visit, Dashiell said he was very impressed with the warm…

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