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Picture of DDG Saethre being briefed by Chikoye and other scientists on activities at the experimental field at SARAH.

New DDG-R4D visits southern Africa Hub

From 6 to 7 July, the new IITA Deputy Director General for R4D, May-Guri Saethre, was at the Southern Africa Research and Administration Hub (SARAH) campus in Lusaka, Zambia, as part of her familiarization tour of the different IITA stations and offices across Africa.

Picture of researchers discussing in the field during the M&E exercise.

SARD-SC Maize conducts monitoring and evaluation in Zambia

The SARD-SC Maize component carried out its annual monitoring and evaluation exercise for the year in Zambia from 4 to 11 April.

Picture of IITA/SARD-SC cassava processing center building at ZARI-Mansa.

IITA looks to spur cassava sector growth in Zambia as it hands over processing center to national partner

IITA, through its “Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa” (SARD-SC) project funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB), turned over a modern cassava processing center to its national partner, the Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI), on 12 April in Mansa, Luapula Province, some 800 km north of the capital Lusaka.

Picture of The DDG-CS cutting the cake.

DDG-Corporate Services visits IITA-SARAH

Deputy Director General for Corporate Services, Hilde Koper-Limbourg, was at the IITA Southern Africa Research and Administration Hub (IITA-SARAH) at Kabangwe, Lusaka Province, Zambia 14 to 17 March as part of her familiarization and monitoring tour of the regional Hubs.

Picture of Chikoye explaining to Chief Kaputa (in a suit) about the different cassava varieties being tested at the IITA-SARAH campus.

Zambia traditional leader seeks IITA help to improve plight of people

The chief of an expansive district in the north of Zambia has sought the assistance of IITA to help improve the plight of his people through agriculture-based interventions.

Picture of Chikoye breaking ground at the future site of the maize seed storage and warehouse facility at SARAH campus as IITA staff and construction representatives look on.

IITA-Zambia to get new modern maize seed storage facility

On 6 February, IITA-Zambia formally signed a contract with a local construction firm for the establishment of a modern maize seed storage and warehouse facility within the IITA Southern Africa Research and Administration (SARAH) campus in Kabangwe, Zambia, in the next 3 months. The construction of the facility is being funded by the African Development…

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Picture of David Chikoye (right) giving DG Sanginga a tour of IITA SARAH’s main research and administration block

DG Sanginga visits new Southern Africa Hub Campus

On 24 May, IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga was at the new Southern Africa Research and Administration Hub (SARAH) campus at Kabangwe, Lusaka Province, Zambia, touring the facility and interacting with staff based there. The visit to the campus coincided with the attendance of the DG to the 2016 African Development Bank (AfDB) annual conference…

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Picture of John Okoth (in red), PhD student being hosted at the Hub, explains to Hillbur about his on-campus cassava fertigation experiment

DDG-R4D visits new southern Africa Hub facility

From 16 to 18 May, Deputy Director General for Research-for-Development (R4D), Ylva Hillbur, was at the new southern Africa Hub campus in Kabangwe, Lusaka Province, Zambia. During the 3-day visit, the DDG familiarized herself with the campus’ facilities, met with Hub-based scientists, learned of the latest developments in R4D projects and activities in the region,…

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Picture of From left to right: Drs Ntawuruhunga, Chikoye, and Chigeza having a hearty laugh in front of the main science and admin block.

IITA-Zambia moves to new home

The 11th of March marks a major milestone in the history of IITA-Zambia as the day that the institute’s regional headquarters for southern Africa is finally “home” – moving to its new, permanent research and administration facility in Kabangwe, Chongwe District in Lusaka Province, some 15 km north of downtown Lusaka City. The facility is…

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Picture of David Chikoye (right) briefing Chiji Ojukwu (AfDB) as they walk around the SARAH campus.

AfDB delegation visits new IITA-Zambia research facility

On 11 March, a delegation from the African Development Bank (AfDB) led by Dr Chiji Ojukwu, Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, conducted a site visit to IITA-Zambia’s new regional hub office and research facility at its Southern Africa Research and Administration Hub (SARAH) campus in Kabangwe, Chongwe District in Lusaka Province, some 15 km north…

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