- Developing Capacity for Agricultural Research for Development (C4R4D) in Sub-Saharan Africa: Strengthening research capacities specifically in the areas of agriculture and the environment.
- Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System in West Africa (ReSAKSS-WA Phase III, 2017-2021): Improving the capacity for strategic analysis and knowledge management of the agricultural sector among African regional and national partners.
IITA started research work in January 2009 partnering with the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) and Njala Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) of the University of Njala, Sierra Leone. It is currently working on building research capacity of the people through the Developing Capacity for Agricultural Research for Development (C4R4D) in sub-Saharan Africa project. We are strengthening research capacities specifically in the areas of agriculture and the environment by increasing the number and quality of qualified agricultural science graduates so as to be able to generate and disseminate research outputs that meet the needs of smallholder farmers and other actors in the food chains.
IITA undertakes the mechanization of cassava processing, value addition to cassava roots and linking farmers to market, agronomic practices from land preparation to cassava production as part of the research. The organization also improves the capacity of African regional and national partners through the Regional Strategic Analysis and knowledge Support System in West Africa (ReSAKSS-WA Phase 111) project.
Area (total): 72,300 km2
Population: 7,396,190 (2016)
Mrs Isatu Bailey
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IITA-Sierra Leone SLARI Building, Tower Hill, PMB 134 Freetown, Sierra Leone