14 September 2020
Researchers at IITA, along with partners from the NextGen Cassava Breeding Project, have uncovered new details about the genetic architecture of cassava, which is one of Africa’s most vital crops. The findings will make it easier for breeders to identify traits for crop breeding.
CGIAR Centers join efforts to launch an Agronomy Research and Innovation initiative to support agricultural productivity growth in the global South
04 September 2020
Nine CGIAR centers are coming together to set up an initiative that will help deliver agronomic solutions at scale to drive sustainable productivity growth under climate change for smallholder farmers.
African seed system gets a boost with purchase of 18-ton trucks to ease quality seed delivery to farmers
01 September 2020
On 7 August, IITA GoSeed, in Ibadan and Umudike Seeds based at the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umuahia, jointly commissioned two brand new 18-ton trucks to ease logistical challenges in moving cassava seed.
29 August 2020
The gender science network at IITA has made significant progress in its efforts to enhance gender research at the institute. The network, which is made up of IITA social and biophysical scientists, Youth Program technical experts, and staff from other units, has finalized its working strategy that articulates how the network will operate in 2020 and beyond to help strengthen gender research at IITA.
28 August 2020
Beaming with pride, Chief Joshua Ojedele showed off his 2-hectare yam field cultivated from improved varieties that he got from the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) project. His farm was lush green with healthy foli … Continue reading Early adopter of YIIFSWA-promoted improved yam varieties enjoys “fantastic” yield
26 August 2020
Ibadan, Nigeria/Nairobi, Kenya – The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) today signed an agreement to work together to tackle aflatoxin contamination of grains in the region to help ensure … Continue reading IITA and EAGC agree to work towards producing aflatoxin-free grains for health and trade
21 August 2020
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the National Agriculture Research Organisation (NARO) will collaborate to finalize the development of Aflasafe—a safe and effective natural product for the integrated management of aflatoxin in the maize, sorghum, and groundnut value chains in Uganda.
14 August 2020
The Start Them Early Program (STEP) can help the Oyo State government reduce the number of out-of-school children in the State. The Coordinator of IITA’s STEP initiative, Adedayo Adefioye, made this assertion on 23 July 2020, during the official launch of the program and the modern agribusiness training facilities at Fasola Grammar School in Oyo West Local Government Area.
28 July 2020
Scientists at CGIAR-IITA, working with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) under the joint Nematology Unit, NemAfrica, housed at icipe’s campus in Nairobi, and their national and international partners, have been at the forefront of efforts to address a new emerging pest threat to the production of potato in the East Africa region, and in many other countries in the world.
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