Nutritious Food Fair 2019 calls for intensified efforts at ensuring adequate nutrition for everyone

The fifth edition of the HarvestPlus Nutritious Food Fair (NFF) with the theme “Nutrition is everybody’s business” is taking place at IITA HQ, Ibadan. 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 event spans through 13‒15 November….

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Scientists prepped for nutrition survey

A team of scientists have been trained to carry out a nutrition survey in selected communities throughout Nigeria. The week-long training workshop, which took place from 27 October to 2 November, focused on preparing the scientists for the field and designing a good survey. IITA Head of Administration, West Africa Hub, Sylvia Oyinlola, welcomed the…

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IITA senior scientist, alumnus receive nutrition awards

Every year nutrition professionals and associates from all around Nigeria gather for their Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference.

New initiative on nutrition, IFNA, launched

At a side event co-hosted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), a new framework tagged “Initiative for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa (IFNA)” was launched.

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Wageningen University to partner with IITA on nutrition study

Wageningen University is set to partner with IITA on a nutrition study focused on vegetable consumption patterns among urban citizens of Nigeria. The project is expected to outline the clear determinants that influence consumer behavior with regard to vegetable consumption in Nigeria. The project will analyze purchase behavior patterns and the various motives that may…

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DRC governor cites IITA efforts to combat food/nutritional security

At the closing ceremony of a 3-day international conference that put nutrition at the top of the development agenda, the Governor of South Kivu Province of DR Congo, His Excellency Marcellien Cishambo, commended IITA for its bold steps to address food and nutritional security in the country and especially in South Kivu. According to the…

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