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IITA and CIRAD sign MoU for building sustainable farming systems

During the visit of His Excellency Mr Jerome Pasquier, Ambassador of France to Nigeria on 14 May, IITA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement  (CIRAD), as both institutes share commonalities in working for the sustainable development of tropical regions. Read more

Yara Tanzania to partner with ACAI on dissemination of agronomy advice tools

Yara Tanzania, a subsidiary of the global fertilizer conglomerate Yara International ASA, has agreed to partner with the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) in the dissemination of its cassava agronomy decision support tools (DSTs). ACAI has been doing research to develop a suite of agronomy advice tools to help improve cassava intensification, productivity, and production…

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New study offers first-ever insight on resistance mechanism of a wild banana relative

R4D Special The Banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) disease, caused by a bacterium, Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum (Xcm), is one of the most devastating diseases endangering the livelihood of millions of farmers in East Africa, the largest banana-producing and -consuming region in Africa. It affects all banana cultivars grown in East Africa and only a wild type…

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Multidisciplinary team from NCRI visits IITA Ibadan
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Multidisciplinary team from NCRI visits IITA Ibadan

A multidisciplinary team from National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI) visited IITA Ibadan, on 7 May. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the collaboration between the institutions. The team led by Dr Aliyu Umar, Executive Director of NCRI Badeggi, included Dr Bakare Samuel, Head of Research Operations; Dr A.B. Umaru, Head of Soybean Program,…

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DG Sanginga honors student from IITA Malawi

DG Sanginga honors student from IITA Malawi

In April, DG Nteranya Sanginga visited IITA Malawi, for the handover ceremony of the Aflatoxin laboratory as well as opening of the renovated offices of IITA Malawi. This visit birthed a great opportunity for a young and passionate research technician, Madalitso Mhango, who is also a fourth-year student of Journalism and Mass Communication at the…

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