An array of institutes and lead specialists on breeding across West Africa convened at IITA-Ibadan for a workshop on 12–15 March, to discuss and exchange ideas on how they can work together to bring best practices and tools that can help them achieve their objectives more effectively, efficiently, and within a relatively shorter time scale.
A new stride was taken on 12 March, as IITA signed a memorandum of understanding with Harvestfield Industries Limited for the re-manufacturing and commercial distribution of Aflasafe in Nigeria to ensure its availability in the market.
Thanks to more than a decade-and-a-half of dedicated research, we have Aflasafe ready to broadcast onto Africa’s farms. And now, we are working on broadcasting the good news.
Banana researchers from across the globe are congregating in Kampala, Uganda from 27 to 29 March 2018 to discuss options for safe and effective methods to control banana pests and diseases and to reduce the use of harmful chemical pesticides.
Reports of a positive impact are being received from recipients of the seeds donated exactly 1 year ago, in 2017, to help alleviate the food crisis in northern Nigeria as a result of the conflict between the Nigerian army and armed opposition groups.
Coming from its third quarterly meeting in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum (NZHF) has issued key recommendations and resolutions for immediate implementation towards the attainment of Zero Hunger by the year 2025 in its five pilot states of Benue, Borno, Ebonyi, Ogun, and Sokoto.
IITA celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March with a seminar held at the IITA Conference Center in Ibadan. The event was attended by about 150 staff, with more than 100 connecting via webinar.
Today, Africa’s most populous nation – Nigeria – takes a giant stride forward in the fight against aflatoxin in food.
The women of IITA join millions around the world in celebrating the International Women’s Day (IWD) today, 8 March.
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