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Japanese Ambassador visits IITA; looks for further collaboration

The Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, His Excellency Yutaka Kikuta, on 17 October paid a courtesy visit to the IITA Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria to meet with senior IITA management.

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Former IITA scientist receives prestigious award from MAFF

For his efforts in characterizing yam germplasm held in conservation at the IITA Genebank, Gezahegn Girma Tessema, former visiting scientist/DNA Fingerprinting Specialist in the Bioscience Center of IITA based in Ibadan received the 2016 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers. The award was presented to Tessema on 1 December at the U Thant International…

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Picture of Sadanobu Kusaoke (center) flanked by DG Nteranya Sanginga (left), DDG Kenton Dashiell (right), DDG Kwame Akuffo-Akoto, Japanese scientists at IITA, members of staff and representatives of the IITA Youth Agripreneurs.

Japan, IITA to foster closer ties to benefit farmers through research

His Excellency Sadanobu Kusaoke, the new Japanese ambassador to Nigeria who assumed duty in 2015, has enjoined IITA management to work out more avenues through which the Japanese government and the Institute can collaborate. He made this call during his first meeting with DG Nteranya Sanginga and IITA management in Ibadan on 5 July. Kusaoke…

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