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Students of Afe Babalola University benefit from hands-on molecular biology training in IITA

Students of Afe Babalola University benefit from hands-on molecular biology training in IITA

The IITA Bioscience Center organized a training program for 41 students of Afe Babalola University, from the department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine and Health Science. The 5-day Basic Molecular Biology Techniques and Bioinformatics workshop took place  from 13 to 17 January at the IITA Ibadan Campus. The purpose of the workshop was…

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Central Bank of Nigeria to collaborate with IITA GoSeed on cassava production

Central Bank of Nigeria to collaborate with IITA GoSeed on cassava production

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) hosted different stakeholders in the cassava value chain in Nigeria as it works on developing the sector in the country. Stakeholders included a team from IITA comprising IITA-Abuja Head of Station Tarawali Gbassey, ATASP-1 Cassava Commodity Specialist Richardson Okechukwu, and Akinyemi Ibikunle of the IITA GoSeed team. The meeting,…

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Osun State Commissioner of Agriculture visits IITA to seek collaboration

Osun State Commissioner of Agriculture visits IITA to seek collaboration

On 3 December, Honorable Adedayo Adewole, Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Osun State visited IITA to explore collaboration opportunities. Directors and Deputy Directors of research and extension, fisheries, livestock, and the Program Manager of the Agricultural Development Program, all working with the Osun State Ministry of Agriculture accompanied the Commissioner. IITA Director General Nteranya…

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IITA Forest Center holds the second edition of Nigerian Bird Festival

IITA Forest Center holds the second edition of Nigerian Bird Festival

The IITA Forest Center has recorded a growing interest in bird conservation, especially among students. From 28 to 29 November, the Center, which advocates for the preservation of biodiversity and is funded by the AG Leventis Foundation and the US Consulate General Lagos, celebrated the second edition of the Nigerian Bird Festival (NBF). The two-day…

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IITA DG and Board Chair visit IFAD President to strengthen IFAD-IITA partnership

IITA DG and Board Chair visit IFAD President to strengthen IFAD-IITA partnership

On 13 December at the IFAD headquarters in Italy, the Director General, Nteranya Sanginga, and Board Chair, Amos Namanga Ngongi of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), met with Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The purpose of the meeting was to brief the IFAD President on IITA’s progress…

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Agriserve partnered with Cropnuts Kenya to launch a joint venture

Agriserve partnered with Cropnuts Kenya to launch a joint venture

The knowledge of the right type of land and the quality is integral in agriculture. Leveraging IITA’s over 50 years of research for development in Africa, AgriServe, a unit of the IITA Business Incubation Platform was launched to provide technical professional services in  Laboratory operations, Soil suitability assessment and Agronomic advisories and Agricultural enterprise development….

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IITA celebrates long service awardees

IITA celebrates long service awardees

Annually, IITA sets aside a day to celebrate staff members who have served the Institute for 10, 20, and 30 years. On 6 December, the Institute’s Long Service Award for 2019 took place at the IITA Ibadan Campus. In his welcome address, IITA Director General, Nteranya Sanginga, showed his excitement over staff members’ commitment to…

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Nutritious Food Fair 2019 calls for intensified efforts to ensure adequate nutrition for everyone

Nutritious Food Fair 2019 calls for intensified efforts to ensure adequate nutrition for everyone

The fifth edition of the HarvestPlus Nutritious Food Fair (NFF) with the theme “Nutrition is everybody’s business” took place in Ibadan, Nigeria at the IITA Headquarters. NFF is an annual flagship event of HarvestPlus Nigeria, which aims to drive the production, consumption, and marketing of nutritious food in Nigeria. This year, the fair took place…

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DG Sanginga appointed as Grand Patron of Naija Farmer Reality TV Show

DG Sanginga appointed as Grand Patron of Naija Farmer Reality TV Show

In recognition of his invaluable contribution to modern Agriculture and the well-being of ordinary Nigerians and Africans, NTA- Startimes in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has appointed IITA Director General, Dr Nteranya Sanginga as Grand Patron/Partner of “Naija Farmer Reality TV Show.” Receiving the Certificate of Partnership on behalf of…

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Early career researchers benefit from CONNECTED’s capacity development efforts

Early career researchers benefit from CONNECTED’s capacity development efforts

The Community Network for African Vector-Borne Plant Viruses (CONNECTED) and IITA organized a training program at the IITA Ibadan campus, from 4 to 8 November. Seventeen early career professionals from 10 African countries received training on the application of molecular diagnostics for plant virus surveillance. CONNECTED is a vector-borne disease network with a mandate to…

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