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Awe Community seeks to strengthen public-private partnership to enhance youth participation in agriculture

Awe Community seeks to strengthen public-private partnership to enhance youth participation in agriculture

IITA has a culture of promoting good relationships. In Oyo State, IITA continues to build on its partnership with the government and people of the State in agriculture and agribusiness activities. Over the years, past and present governors and other groups in the State have collaborated with IITA to boost economic development through agriculture. A…

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Ecobank Nigeria and Vanguard newspapers seek collaboration with IITA

Ecobank Nigeria and Vanguard newspapers seek collaboration with IITA

In preparation for the upcoming Ecobank Agribusiness Summit on “Digitizing the Agricultural value chain for unlocking productivity, growth and food security”, a six-member delegation from Ecobank Nigeria and Vanguard Media, publishers of Vanguard, paid a visit to IITA to formally introduce the group and seek collaboration opportunities on potential strategic initiatives. The team led by…

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IITA partners with Nigerian Breweries for Olokemeji Reforestation

IITA partners with Nigerian Breweries for Olokemeji Reforestation

Every year, the world loses 10 million hectares of forest to indiscriminate poaching activities and the felling of trees. The depletion of our natural resources and increased emission of greenhouse gases contribute to climate change. The IITA Forest Center, the Nigerian Breweries, and the Ogun State Ministry of Forestry are undertaking a 10-year project to…

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BASICS-II kicks off partnership to promote improved cassava varieties cultivation and consumption

BASICS-II kicks off partnership to promote improved cassava varieties cultivation and consumption

SANO Foods Limited and IITA, through the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System, Phase 2 (BASICS-II) project, have embarked on a public-private sector partnership to promote the cultivation of improved cassava varieties and the consumption of locally processed products in Nigeria. The initiative recently kicked off with a “Joint public exhibition of fortified…

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IITA, AfS partner to promote biotech communication

IITA, AfS partner to promote biotech communication

Partnering with the Cornell Alliance for Science (AfS), IITA has launched the Biotech Communications Capacity Building program to implement Africa’s training activities. Launched in September 2020, the 4-year project plans to address misinformation around crop biotechnology, specifically genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genome-edited products. Another object is countering conspiracy theories and disinformation campaigns that hinder…

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IITA’s work, fundamental for Africa’s stability and development– Belgian Ambassador

IITA’s work, fundamental to Africa’s stability and development – Belgian Ambassador

On a recent visit to IITA Ibadan, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr Daniel Bertrand, described the Institute’s work as fundamental for Africa’s stability and development. The Ambassador visited the headquarters for the first time to engage with and understand IITA’s research and operations better. The Belgian Embassy’s Director,…

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NYSC partners with IITA to create opportunities for Nigerian youth

NYSC partners with IITA to create opportunities for Nigerian youth

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and IITA are partnering to open up opportunities to youth in Nigeria. The two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to that effect during a recent visit of the NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, to IITA Headquarters, Ibadan. IITA Deputy Director General, Partnerships for Delivery, Kenton…

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FAO to partner with IITA in reducing world hunger and malnutrition

FAO to partner with IITA in reducing world hunger and malnutrition

The new representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Nigeria and his team recently visited IITA headquarters to strengthen the partnership between FAO and IITA by exploring IITA technologies and discover more areas of collaboration. Smallholder farmers are faced continually with the impacts of climate change. FAO seeks to collaborate with other institutes…

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Partners of CSA capacity building project deliberate on sustainability and scaling up

Partners of CSA capacity building project deliberate on sustainability and scaling up

The Building Capacity for Resilient Food Security project met with partners in preparation for its fourth and last year. The meeting’s objective was to share updates and deliberate on final-year activities and how best to ensure the sustainability of project outputs. The project meeting, which took place at the IITA Eastern Africa Hub in Dar…

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TETFUND Engineering group seeks to partner with IITA in delivering science technology

TETFund seeks partnership with IITA for impactful agricultural research

A 3-member delegation from Nigeria’s Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Standing Committee on Research and Development Agriculture visited IITA-Ibadan on 20 November, as part of a new initiative to ensure that research impacts society. The team set out to find existing programs delivering on research for development in the agricultural sector and looked forward to…

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