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Seed sector: Economically sustainable seed businesses can transform cassava production in Nigeria

Nigerian seed sector professionals said that businesses selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help farmers significantly raise their productivity. The benefits of this raised productivity are expected to be enjoyed by all the stakeholders across the value chain in a sustainable way.

Picture of Kenton Dashiell, IITA DDG, Partnerships for Delivery (left), presents the implementation document of the Forum to His Excellency, Engr. Dave Umahi, the executive Governor of Ebonyi state.

The Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum activates drive to end hunger in Nigeria by 2025

Members of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum have taken proactive steps to ensure that malnutrition and hunger will no longer be experienced in the country by 2025. To achieve this goal, the forum agreed during the launch of its “Synthesis Report of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review” earlier last month to select five pilot…

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Picture of Former Pres. Obasanjo leads lawmakers and policymakers in developing a roadmap to ensure that Nigeria attains zero hunger by 2030

Nigeria Zero Hunger holds second meeting in Abuja

The Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review held its second meeting in Abuja this month, led by former President and IITA Goodwill Ambassador Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

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Support the IITA Youth Agripreneurs, DG Sanginga pleads

The Director General of IITA, Nteranya Sanginga has stated that the IITA Youth Agripreneurs have brought dynamic change in the history of the Institute. DG Sanginga who said this during an interactive session with IITA staff in Abuja on 28 September said that through the support of IITA to the youth-in-agribusiness program and the unrelenting…

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Picture of DG Nteranya Sanginga welcomes AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina at the IITA Abuja Station.

AfDB President applauds IITA’s efforts in assisting Africa to feed itself

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has commended IITA for piloting a sustainable program that is already combining the energies of youth in ventures that could make the continent food sufficient.

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Ethiopian ambassador to Nigeria explores collaboration with IITA

The Ethiopian ambassador to Nigeria, Samia Zekaria, paid an official visit to IITA Headquarters in Ibadan on 12 May to expand and strengthen partnership ties between Ethiopia and IITA, as well as gain a better understanding of the ENABLE Youth Program–a collaborative initiative between IITA and the African Development Bank that seeks to empower youths…

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Picture of IITA DG Nteranya Sanginga (left) and former Nigerian President Olasegun Obasanjo (wearing blue headdress) with some government officials and partners.
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Stakeholders meet in IITA to draw roadmap to achieve Zero Hunger in Nigeria

Former Pres. Obasanjo convenes meeting The inaugural meeting of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review was held in IITA Headquarters in Ibadan on 29 April. Organized by the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) and IITA, this stakeholder meeting aimed to draw a roadmap to end hunger in Nigeria by 2030. The meeting received support from…

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