07 March 2014
A regional project on aflatoxin control kicked off this week with an inception workshop at the Sun Safari Hotel in Bujumbura, Burundi. The Honorable Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Burundi, Hon. Odette Kayetesi, officially opened the workshop, attended by partner states officials, experts, the African Union, development partners supporting the project and IITA, and the media.
28 February 2014
The IITA Conference Center was a sea of green with over a hundred people dressed in the attire of the Day—a shirt made of the local traditional cloth called “adire” that had YIIFSWA and Yams for livelihoods printed on it.
24 February 2014
Drawing from personal experiences as a medical doctor-turned-farmer, Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State shared memories that support the importance of agricultural research to sustainable development.
This Day Live: Nigeria, Others to Save $4.63bn Annually by Adopting Cassava Feed
25 February 2014
Last year, more than 50 experts on cassava, nutrition and livestock, including the private sector—represented by producers and feed millers—and representatives from donor groups, as well as the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development, came together at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to discuss how cassava residues or by-products such as cassava peels can be used in industry and to add value to the industrial cassava value chain. Read more.