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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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IITA Youth Agripreneurs program wins international award for youth empowerment innovations

IITA Youth Agripreneurs program wins international award for youth empowerment innovations

In recognition of its commitment to improving both agribusiness opportunities and creditworthiness of youth across Africa, the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) program has been awarded the 2019 International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture. The award, the first of its kind, is funded by the Government of Switzerland and was presented, in conjuction with…

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IITA wins top exhibitor award with research innovations and technologies at TARI-Kibaha farmers’ day

IITA wins top exhibitor award with research innovations and technologies at TARI-Kibaha farmers’ day

IITA’s innovative technologies that address challenges facing smallholder farmers in Tanzania impressed participants at a Farmers’ Day organized by the Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (TARI)-Kibaha on 31 May. IITA participated at the event, showcasing some of its research innovations and technologies, and came in as the top exhibitor and the second in financially supporting the…

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Oyo State NIRSAL team visits IITA

Oyo State NIRSAL team visits IITA

Representatives from the Nigeria Incentive-based Risk sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) visited IITA-Ibadan on 23 May. The visit aimed to seek out opportunities for collaboration with IITA, especially in agribusiness. NIRSAL, a subsidiary of the Central Bank of Nigeria, responsible for funding farmers for optimum agricultural production, has offices in all states of Nigeria….

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Youth in Agribusiness Office lead Evelyn Ohanwusi

IYA maps out strategies to encourage youth engagement in agriculture

During the 2018 P4D Week which took place 26 to 30 November, the IITA Youth in Agribusiness office laid out some of the strategies and methods it is employing to encourage youth engagement in agriculture and enhance the growth of youth-led agricultural initiatives. At an earlier presentation, the ENABLE-TAAT Youth Coordinator and Head of the…

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Dizengoff delegation that visited IITA said they were impressed with IYA model.

Leading Nigerian agricultural company explores areas of collaboration with IITA

On 14 March, a delegation from Dizengoff Nigeria Limited, visited IITA Ibadan to explore, share knowledge, discuss possible commercial ideas that can emanate from IITA’s research and technologies, and establish grounds for future partnership. The team led by Antti Ritvonen, Managing Director of Dizengoff, and accompanied by Damisa Enahoro, Commercial Manager Agriculture, and Oscar Wulumbe,…

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