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IITA to participate in TICAD 7 and MAFF-JIRCAS Symposium in Japan

IITA to participate in TICAD 7 and MAFF-JIRCAS Symposium in Japan

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga will be taking part in The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) scheduled to take place in Yokohama City 28–30 August. Sanginga will be joining global leaders from different countries and organizations as they deliberate on ways to advance Africa’s development through people, technology, and innovation. The…

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Biotechnology Society of Nigeria to improve Africa’s agricultural system

Biotechnology Society of Nigeria to improve Africa’s agricultural system

The Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN) held its 32nd Annual International Conference at IITA-Ibadan on 18–22 August. The conference assembled people from mainstream biotechnology and related disciplines to discuss ways to enhance food security in sub-Saharan Africa through biotechnology. BSN celebrated 38 years since its inception on 11 August 1981 at the University of Jos….

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ENABLE TAAT engages Togolese youth in agribusiness opportunities

ENABLE TAAT engages Togolese youth in agribusiness opportunities

As part of its effort in extending agribusiness opportunities to more youth in Africa, ENABLE-TAAT, the youth enabler compact of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) in collaboration with the Togolese government, organized a 4-day comprehensive training for trainers at Centre Pilote des Techniques Agricoles du Togo (CPTA), in Lomé, Togo 11–14 June. The…

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Private company explores cassava uptake in the Bida-Badeggi zone

Private company explores cassava uptake in the Bida-Badeggi zone

One of the oversight functions of the commodity value chains in the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program, Phase One (ATASP-1) is to link farmers and producers to off-takers of their products. Based on this, a team from Dufil Prima Foods Plc., Lagos, makers of Indomie Noodles, Power Oil, and Hypo bleach, was in Niger State…

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