11 April 2014
Thousands of farmers in Nigeria are successfully battling the invasion in their farms by the deadly parasitic weed Striga or “Wuta Wuta”. As a result they are enjoying higher yields in maize and cowpea, important staple and cash crops in Nigeria.
21 March 2014
IITA Eastern Africa hub buzzed with activity this week as it hosted CGIAR Consortium Board meeting from 17 to 22 March. The event brought together the Board of Directors of CGIAR Consortium led by the Chair Dr Carlos Pérez del Castillo, members of the Fund Council, and the 15 Directors General from the 15 CGIAR centers.
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.
This Day Live: Boosting the Cassava Value Chain through Private Efforts
10 April 2014
Abimbola Akosile writes on the strides in development through communal efforts in cassava production in Ido, Oyo State, facilitated by the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATN Foundation) and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Read more.