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IITA and Sierra Leone sign agreement to boost national crop production and food security

IITA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Agriculture, to partner with the government on reduction of malnutrition and ensuring food security in the country. The MoU entails the introduction of new crop varieties and cultivation techniques, the reopening of IITA station in Sierra Leone, as well as the…

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Agriculture extension officers learning how to inspect cassava seeds in the field.
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MEDA, IITA, and Tanzania’s seed certification agency train extension workers on cassava seed inspection

The Building an Economically-Sustainable Seed System in Tanzania for Cassava (BEST Cassava) project has trained over 70 Agricultural extension officers on cassava seed inspection and certification to become certified cassava seed inspectors. This is part of the project’s efforts to ensure farmers in Tanzania have access to high quality planting materials of high-yielding, disease-resistant, improved…

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Sore receives award of recognition presented to IITA by the University.

Students enlightened on industry expectations at university’s SIWES pre-placement orientation

The University of Ilorin, Kwara State held the 2019 edition of their Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) Pre-placement Orientation Program on 7 February. SIWES is a mandatory program designed to enable students from Nigerian tertiary institutions, acquire professional skills by active participation in industry. The goal of the scheme is to bridge the gap…

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IITA team with Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh (center) and officials of Origin Group Nigeria at the signing ceremony.
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IITA signs training agreement to “tractorize” Nigeria

To support the quest for attainment of Nigeria’s agriculture mechanization goal, IITA has signed a training agreement with Origin Tech Group Nigeria Ltd, a private sector investor who is interested in bridging tractor and agriculture equipment deficit in Nigeria. Origin Tech Group Nigeria is a local agricultural value chain company providing value-technology in agricultural advisory,…

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