IITA News

Staff Talent Development Competitive Grant for 2019

The IITA Staff Talent Development Competitive Grant is an annual offering organized by CDO to help achieve the Institute’s commitment to the professional development of staff. The 2019 edition has been announced and applications are now open until 1 March. A Joint Selection Committee of CDO, HRS, and other staff representatives along with the regional…

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Training unit announces the commencement of CARE project

The Capacity Development Office (CDO) of IITA has announced 30 research fellowships for 2019 under the framework of “Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence (CARE) in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). IITA carries out this project in partnership with…

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Women scientists in IITA speak on “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”

IITA joins the world in celebrating on 11 February the fourth International Day of Women and Girls in Science themed “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth.” According to the United Nations, a significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)…

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IITA scientists recommend packaging and storage for yellow-seeded maize flour

Research has shown that compared to other packaging and storage facilities, polyvinyl plastic containers (PPC) and dark compartment storage have the highest retention of Pro-vitamin A carotenoid (pVAC) and xanthophylls in yellow-seeded maize. Pro-vitamin A carotenoid (pVAC) foods contribute to the reduction of vitamin A deficiency diseases within the human body. Yellow-seeded maize flour, being…

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