IITA News

Oyo State Government commits to transform agriculture

Oyo State Government commits to transform agriculture

The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, joined state officials and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector at a retreat in Cotonou, Republic of Benin to chart a course for transforming agriculture in the State. The meetings, which took place from 15 to 19 August, were to design an agribusiness implementation plan for Oyo…

Continue Reading

Sanginga: A double-digit investment in the agricultural sector is needed to transform agriculture

Sanginga: A double-digit investment in the agricultural sector is needed to transform agriculture

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga has stated that a double-digit investment in the agricultural sector backed by a vibrant rural infrastructural network will help states in Nigeria to accelerate the transformation of agriculture. He said this as the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Seyi Abiodun Makinde, received a delegation from IITA on 15…

Continue Reading

A double-digit investment in the agricultural sector is needed to transform agriculture, Dr. Sanginga says

A double-digit investment in the agricultural backed by a vibrant rural infrastructural network will help states in Nigeria to accelerate the transformation of agriculture, says Dr. Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). “No matter our good intentions, we cannot see a transformation in agriculture if we continue to invest…

Continue Reading

Oyo State NIRSAL team visits IITA

Oyo State NIRSAL team visits IITA

Representatives from the Nigeria Incentive-based Risk sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) visited IITA-Ibadan on 23 May. The visit aimed to seek out opportunities for collaboration with IITA, especially in agribusiness. NIRSAL, a subsidiary of the Central Bank of Nigeria, responsible for funding farmers for optimum agricultural production, has offices in all states of Nigeria….

Continue Reading

Picture of IITA Youth Agripreneur Dare gives a briefing on IYA activities in Ibadan, Nigeria.

IITA, Ministry of Youth & Sports, Ministry of Agriculture to promote youth agribusiness in Oyo State

In a tripartite agreement with the Ministries of Youth & Sports, and Agriculture in Oyo State, IITA will be hosting a workshop that will see IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) critically engage and train youth corps members serving within the state. This was unveiled during the official visit of the Commissioner of Youth & Sports, Yomi…

Continue Reading

Picture of DG Nteranya Sanginga (left) welcomes IITA host, Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

Oyo state government holds consultation with key agric stakeholders at IITA

The Oyo state government held a consultative forum with major stakeholders in the agricultural sector yesterday at IITA. The meeting explored opportunities in the agriculture sector available to the state for implementation of the Oyo State Agricultural Initiative Programme (OYSAI). The government seeks to use the state’s comparative advantages notably land, knowledge, and human resources…

Continue Reading