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IITA reiterates the importance of alignment with agricultural goals of African countries

IITA reiterates the importance of alignment with agricultural goals of African countries

On 24 July, Dr Kwesi Atta-Krah, Director of Advocacy and Country Alignment Function (ACAF), presented a seminar at IITA-Ibadan on “Country Alignment and Advocacy” in the context of ensuring impact and resource mobilization at country level. Alignment is necessary to ensure that IITA’s activities, including research, incubation, and delivery, contribute to the strategic goals of the countries in…

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US and Nigeria launch GFSS Country Plan to improve food security

US and Nigeria launch GFSS Country Plan to improve food security

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the US Government have formally launched a Feed The Future (FTF) Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) Country Plan for Nigeria. The launch and signing of a Declaration of Partnership took place during an official ceremony at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on 18 July. Following welcome remarks by the Director,…

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IITA and partners launch new project to improve cassava seed distribution and disease control in Rwanda

IITA and partners launch new project to improve cassava seed distribution and disease control in Rwanda

IITA and Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB), together with Dutch partners, SPARK and Wageningen University, launched the Cassava Agribusiness Seeds System (CASS) project on 18 July in Kigali. The CASS project’s main objective is to help farmers have better access to clean cassava seed. Farmers’ access to clean cassava seed is identified…

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IITA and the Chadian Government earmark opportunities to strengthen collaboration

IITA and the Chadian Government earmark opportunities to strengthen collaboration

An official delegation from IITA led by the Deputy Regional Director of IITA Central Africa Hub, Zoumana Bamba, was in Ndjamena on the invitation of the Chadian Minister of Production, Irrigation and Agricultural Equipment, Mrs Lydie Beassemda, from 8 to 11 July. The visit came at a time when the Government is resolutely engaged in…

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ATASP-1 project promotes commodity value chain products at launch of 2019 farming season in Anambra State

ATASP-1 project promotes commodity value chain products at launch of 2019 farming season in Anambra State

Sorghum, rice, and cassava value chain products of the ATASP-1 Project were displayed and promoted at the annual flag-off of farming season activities for 2019 in Awka, Anambra State. The event, organized by the Anambra State Government, was to encourage farmers and crop producers to intensify their efforts in production and other value chain activities…

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Project makes progress in developing sustainable seed systems in Mozambique

Project Manager for Feed the Future Mozambique Improved Seeds for Better Agriculture (SEMEAR) project, Carlos Malita, gave a presentation on 22 February at IITA-Nampula, Mozambique, in which he highlighted  the project’s achievements, prospects, future plans, and its contribution to economic development. The contract review seminar titled “Formal & informal seed systems – one or another?…

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