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Sanginga: A double-digit investment in the agricultural sector is needed to transform agriculture

Sanginga: A double-digit investment in the agricultural sector is needed to transform agriculture

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga has stated that a double-digit investment in the agricultural sector backed by a vibrant rural infrastructural network will help states in Nigeria to accelerate the transformation of agriculture. He said this as the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Seyi Abiodun Makinde, received a delegation from IITA on 15…

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IITA launches Internet radio station to enhance dissemination of agricultural information for farmers, other stakeholders

IITA launches Internet radio station to enhance dissemination of agricultural information for farmers, other stakeholders

Smallholder farmers in Africa can increase their productivity and improve their means of livelihood if they are able to access agricultural information, which is a key factor in IITA’s goal of transforming African agriculture. Using radio to disseminate vital agricultural messages, especially for rural dwellers, is one way of achieving this. To harness this advantage,…

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IITA Youth celebrate International Youth Day

IITA Youth celebrate International Youth Day

The IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) and Business Incubation Platform (BIP) joined the rest of the world to celebrate International Youth Day (IYD) 2019 with a symposium themed, “Transforming Education,” on 15 August. This year’s IYD highlighted the need for transformation in education systems to make them more inclusive, equitable, and relevant for the 21st century….

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Scientists discover best practice for minimizing aflatoxin contamination of maize

Scientists recommend best practice for minimizing aflatoxin contamination of maize

R4D Special IITA researchers, working with scientists from other agricultural institutions, have come up with a pre-harvest practice for minimizing aflatoxin contamination of maize. The practice was developed and outlined in a study in Kenya, which was carried out to document the rate at which aflatoxin contaminates physiologically mature maize in the field. Aflatoxins are…

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