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
Biorisk Management Facility (BIMAF)
The establishment of BIMAF was initiated by IITA and partners under the auspices of the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD).
The Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment (ENABLE) Youth program is a continent-wide expansion to the IITA Youth Agripreneurs initiative. It provides opportunities for underemployed young people.
Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT)
Technologies for Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is a bold effort across Africa to scale up available technologies to transform key agricultural value chains.