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.

Areas of Focus

We are in more than 35 countries in Africa

We safeguard the future

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

Strategic Initiatives