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Kenton Dashiell, IITA DDG Partnership for Delivery and Dr Adeola Odedina, Hon Commissioner of Agriculture, Ogun State signing the MoU

IITA collaborates with Ogun State government on agriculture

As part of measures to foster partnerships in agriculture transformation with governments in Nigeria, IITA signed an MoU with the government of Ogun State. With agriculture being a major source of income generation in southwest Nigeria and the country as a whole, IITA is exploring partnerships that will out-scale the available agricultural innovations to meet…

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US Consul General visits IITA for collaboration on advocacy matters

US Consul General visits IITA for collaboration on advocacy matters

On 11 March, the US Consul General, Ms Claire Pierangelo and her team visited IITA Ibadan campus. The purpose of the visit was for the Consul General to understand the activities of IITA and help in areas of advocacy and partnership with international organizations. After giving the team a warm welcome, Kwame Akuffo-Akoto, Acting Director-General…

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Bells University delegation discusses partnership possibilities with IITA

Bells University delegation discusses partnership possibilities with IITA

A team of delegates from Bells University of Technology visited IITA on 4 July to discuss areas of possible partnership with the Institute. The team, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jeremiah Ojediran, comprised top officials of the university. They were received by Kenton Dashiell, IITA Deputy Director General, Partnerships for Delivery. The delegates requested IITA’s…

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Meeting with staff and exhibition of IITA's work with partners

DG meets with staff; looks at IITA’s work with partners

During the meeting with staff, the DG discussed issues of gender, youth in agriculture, staff welfare, and career development. “Consider yourself as part of the global staff and that you are an ambassador of IITA right from your communities to the airport. IITA stands in good shape with your support,” remarked Sanginga. Following an overview…

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Picture of Olusegun Obasanjo (third from left) and Kenton Dashiell (second from right) lauded the efforts of UISB.

UI launches School of Business, calls on IITA’s partnership

The University of Ibadan (UI) has established its School of Business (UISB) and set out its objectives during its first Eminent Persons Business Lecture held at the International Conference Centre, UI on 16 July. The event was witnessed by a number of important personalities including former Nigerian President and IITA Ambassador, his Excellency, Chief Olusegun…

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Picture of The Nestlé delegation learning about IITA’s work in germpalsm preservation

Nestlé, IITA look to strengthen partnership

Top management from Nestlé’s first Research and Development (R&D) center in sub-Saharan Africa paid an official visit to IITA Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria on 25-26 July to explore further partnership opportunities between the two organizations. The delegation, from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, was led by Oliver Chmiel, Head of the R&D Center. He was accompanied by…

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