Africa’s leading partner for research for development

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.

We are in more than 35 countries in Africa

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West Africa Hub

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South Africa Hub

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Central Africa Hub

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East Africa Hub

IITA Hub Headquarters

Country Offices

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We safeguard the future

IITA has made a long-term commitment to conserve Africa’s plant and animal genetic resources for future generations.

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Screen grab of IITA Documentary trailer (The Visionaries) video

IITA Documentary Trailer

Screen grab of '50 years of improving lives of farm families in Africa' video

50 years of improving lives of farm families in Africa

Screen grab of '50 years of adding value to African agriculture' video

50 years of adding value to African agriculture