SARO-Zambia to partner with IITA on cassava processing equipment

Senior managers from SARO Agro Industrial Ltd recently visited IITA to explore the possibility of partnering with the Institute. The team consisted of Milind Amin, senior General Manager and Calvin Salah, Agricultural Advisor-Technical. SARO is one of the global leaders in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of agriculture and processing equipment. Recently, there has been…

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Nigerian Export Promotion Council pays study visit to IITA

A delegation from the Export Assistance Office, Southwest zone of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) paid a study visit to IITA Headquarters in Ibadan to explore possible ways in which the Council can further strengthen collaboration with the Institute. The visit began with a meeting to establish its purpose and highlight the various areas…

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IARSAF holds the maiden edition of its journal club for 2020

On 28 February, the International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF) of IITA held the maiden meeting of its journal club for 2020. The purpose of the meeting was to help participants gain new knowledge in various scientific fields through research-paper review and build their communication and presentation skills. The Head Administration, IITA Western…

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IITA Tanzania celebrates International Women’s Day and launches local chapter of Women’s Group

From the doctor who is often referred to as a nurse because a doctor is expected to be male, to the architect whose construction workers will not follow her instructions without checking what the “engineer” (who is expected to be a male) says, and the entrepreneur who is always asked who is the man behind…

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Agribusiness: Way out for youth rural–urban migration

Research has associated the increase of rural‒urban migration amongst youth in Africa with lesser food expenditures and the incidence of poverty. The major reason for this rural‒urban youth migration is attributed to unemployment. The recent study funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), under the Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence (CARE) in…

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Head of IITA’s banana breeding program receives dedicated scientist award at the International Banana Conference

The Head of IITA’s banana breeding program, Rony Swennen received the “Dedicated Scientist Award for his exemplary commitment to Banana research” during an International Conference on Banana held in Trichy, India on 22–25 February 2020. Swennen also gave the first keynote presentation of the conference on “Breeding plantain and cooking banana (Matooke and Mchare) hybrids…

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