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DG Sanginga details blueprint of operations for the next five years

DG Nteranya Sanginga laid out the Institute’s priorities for his second term, saying that the move is necessary to correct the imbalance resulting from the influx of projects, funds, staff, and partners from 2011 to 2016. These were laid out in his recent report to the IITA Board of Trustees. According to the report, for…

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Picture of Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze addresses the staff and guests during the 50th anniversary launch program, 19 October, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria.

IITA kicks off 50th anniversary celebration in Ibadan with IFAD president as guest of honor

IITA commenced its golden jubilee celebration, with a launching event at the headquarters in Ibadan, on Wednesday, 19 October. The launch event featured the president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze, as the guest of honor.

Picture of From (Left - Right ) Mr Sidibé and Dr Touré at the Cassava processing unit.

“Big brothers” come back to IITA for commercialization

Reconnection and commercialization met on 18-20 October when Dr Moctar Touré from Senegal, and Mr Birama Sidibé from Mali, long-time friends of IITA DG Nteranya Sanginga, visited Ibadan to initiate a partnership-support relationship with the Institute that would benefit many start-up businesses in Africa. The duo were warmly received by DG Sanginga, who gleefully welcomed…

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Partners discuss one-health approach for mitigating climate-driven biosrisks in West Africa

On 11–13 October, IITA hosted a think tank style workshop in Cotonou, Benin, where the participants explored and developed the idea of a joint, collaborative platform – an international center for research and capacity development for West Africa – around the management of biorisks associated with climate change, using the ‘one health concept’ (plant, animal,…

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IITA’s work and progress on display

The communication team together with the Agripreneurs and different projects of the Institute based in Abuja showcased outputs of ongoing research.

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Sowing a legacy

A major input being injected into the youth program in Abuja is sustainable farming systems. The focus is to ensure that the agroecology of the location is maintained. To promote this goal, President Adesina of AfDB, DG Sanginga, and the IYA planted three trees to commemorate the visit of the AfDB principal officers to the station….

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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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DG Sanginga: I didn’t want to be a farmer…

In the July edition of the monthly E-Magazine of the World Farmers’ Organization F@rmletter, DG Nteranya Sanginga revealed that crude agricultural practices made the sector unattractive to him as a young boy in the DR Congo. “As a farm boy growing up in the DR Congo, I have experienced and seen how farming can be…

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New haulage machine launched at FMS

A brand new 80-ton Man Diesel trailer with the capacity to transport earth moving machines and heavy equipment has been acquired by the Facilities Management Services (FMS) at IITA, Ibadan, to support the activities and operations at the Institute. This new addition will facilitate haulage jobs and also improve efficiency of handlers of heavy equipment….

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DG Sanginga lauds IITA-Kano staff during visit

DG Nteranya Sanginga paid a courtesy visit to IITA Kano station on 27 July to monitor ongoing projects and research activities. During his welcome meeting, the DG congratulated staff members for their hard work and efforts in making IITA what it is today. He stressed that his priority is staff wellbeing but emphasized that duties…

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