IITA News

IITA Cameroon participates in the “first ever” World Soil Day celebration

On 5 December, staff of IITA Cameroon, led by Martin Yemefack, IITA Senior Scientist, convened at the main campus of The Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Nkolbisson in Yaoundé, to participate in the World Soil Day 2018 celebration. Being the maiden edition, the event was commemorated with a symposium themed “Soil nutrient management:…

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IITA and Government of Benin sign Host Country Agreement

The Government of Benin through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation signed a Host Country Agreement with IITA in Benin last 17 December. The signing ceremony was presided over by the Secretary General of the Ministry, Ambassador Hervé Djikpé, who signed on behalf of the Government of Benin, and the IITA-Benin Country Representative Manuele…

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Obasanjo to join forces with IITA and Bayer on disseminating innovations on weed control and others to farmers

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has agreed to support the dissemination of improved technologies on weed control and other agricultural innovations to farmers, as part of efforts to bring about agricultural transformation in Africa. Chief Obasanjo declared his position when he received a delegation comprising Bayer and IITA officials in Ogun State. The…

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FAO recognizes IYA’s youth empowerment initiative

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has named the IITA Youth in Agribusiness (IYA) program as one of the 20 Success Stories of Agricultural Innovation from around the world. These were profiled at the first International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers, which took place in Rome, Italy between 21…

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