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IITA family gears up for its 50th anniversary celebrations

The vibe is turning intense in all IITA stations as staff and scientists prepare to celebrate the Institute as it turns golden this year! So, Communication went round HQ and asked staff how they feel about being a member of the IITA family. Many shared their journey, consisting long, rich years of service to the…

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Alumni and friends will also be reuniting this year

Did you work or had your field work, study, post-doctorate posting in the past at IITA? If yes, you are a precious part of the IITA alumni family and invite you to come and reconnect with old friends and colleagues during the 7th IITA reunion of alumni, children of alumn, and friends of IITA as…

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Did you know: The start of IITA’s Research Program

IITA’s first research scientist was entomologist W. Keith Whitney, who accepted the position in 1968. The following year, he was joined by nematologist Fields Caveness and a host of others. By April 1969, these scientists had established experiments at the Ibadan site organized along disciplinary lines. Soon afterwards, a research committee was established to coordinate…

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IITA holds Science day to kick off silver and golden jubilee celebrations in Uganda

On 27 October, IITA Uganda marked its 25th year of supporting smallholder farmers growing banana, cassava, maize, coffee, cowpea, cocoa, soybean, and yams to increase their agricultural production; and hosted family and friends of the Institute at a one-day “Science Day” to celebrate the feat. The event which promoted IITA’s research activities had the theme…

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