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IITA hosts Australia Awards symposium on irrigation and water resource management

Irrigation specialists from Australia, Cameroon, Ghana, and Nigeria gathered for a symposium at IITA headquarters on 28 March, as part of the Australia Awards Africa short course on Irrigation and Water Resources Management for Agriculture (IWRM). The Australia Awards, funded by the Australian government and managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, offers…

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Project to improve nutritional value of plantain launched in Cameroon, Gabon, and Nigeria

Project to improve nutritional value of plantain launches in Cameroon, Gabon, and Nigeria

IITA in partnership with the University of Buea, Cameroon; Institut de Recherches Agronomiques et Forestieres (IRAF), Gabon; and the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Nigeria have launched a new project that aims to enhance the nutritive quality of plantain in the three countries. The launch ceremony of the project, which is funded by the African…

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IITA hosts STMA 2019 Annual Planning Meeting

IITA hosts STMA 2019 Annual Planning Meeting

A 3-day planning meeting was carried out from 24 to 26 April to review project implementation progress and present work plans for the Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) project activities in 2019. National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs) and universities in Benin, Ghana, Mali, and Nigeria are implementing the STMA project, which aims at contributing…

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Interventions to Enable African Rural Youth participation in agribusiness record more success

Interventions to Enable African Rural Youth participation in agribusiness record more success

African governments and development partners such as IITA, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and others, have devised ways of engaging youth in agribusiness to reduce unemployment and increase standards of living, especially in rural areas. These are outlined in the recently published journal article, “African Rural Youth Engagement in Agribusiness: Achievements, Limitations, and…

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Extension workers and agribusinesses receive aflatoxin management training in Ghana’s Ashanti and Eastern regions

Extension workers and agribusinesses receive aflatoxin management training in Ghana’s Ashanti and Eastern regions

It was moment of learning, capacity strengthening, and networking for participants at the regional training of trainers (ToT) workshop held in Ghana’s Ashanti and Eastern regional capitals of Kumasi and Koforidua in March 2019. As part of its Aflasafe technology transfer strategy, IITA, in partnership with the Green Innovation Center (GIC) of GIZ and Ghana’s…

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