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BASICS-II kicks off partnership to promote improved cassava varieties cultivation and consumption

BASICS-II kicks off partnership to promote improved cassava varieties cultivation and consumption

SANO Foods Limited and IITA, through the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System, Phase 2 (BASICS-II) project, have embarked on a public-private sector partnership to promote the cultivation of improved cassava varieties and the consumption of locally processed products in Nigeria. The initiative recently kicked off with a “Joint public exhibition of fortified…

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Nigeria’s broadcast body assures IITA of continued support

Nigeria’s broadcast body assures IITA of continued support

The Acting Director-General Armstrong Idachaba of Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has assured IITA of continued support and collaboration. He said this as he received a delegation from the Institute led by IITA Abuja Station Head, Gbassey Tarawali. In his welcome address, the Acting DG acknowledged that IITA is a well-funded and organized international institute…

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Sensitizing Nigerian youth on the opportunities in agribusiness

Sensitizing Nigerian youth on the opportunities in agribusiness

ENABLE-TAAT is conducting sensitization programs at 11 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camps in Nigeria. The aim is to help graduate youth see and experience more significant agriculture opportunities that can generate income and develop the skills they need to succeed in this sector. ENABLE-TAAT is an arm of IITA’s Youth-in-Agribusiness office (IYA) and…

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Achieving Zero Hunger: New project to transform agriculture in Nigeria and Togo

To facilitate agricultural solutions to overcome hunger and poverty in Nigeria and Togo, IITA, in partnership with AfricaRice, is implementing the “Agricultural transformation in Nigerian federal states and Togolese regions towards achieving Zero Hunger” project. The 3-year project will contribute to the zero hunger initiatives within the rice and cassava value chains in both countries….

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