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The Bulletin 16 - 20 December 2013 (No. 2204)

The Bulletin 16 - 20 December 2013 (No. 2204)

  • Researchers successfully grow “seed yams in the air”
  • Saving Enset–Ethiopia’s ancient false banana from deadly bacterial wilt disease
  • Cassava Transformation: Breaking the limits of climate change

The Bulletin 09 - 13 December 2013 (No. 2203)

The Bulletin 09 - 13 December 2013 (No. 2203)

  • Beneficiaries commend IITA-AGRA training course.
  • Workshop on ISFM held in Ibadan.
  • IITA co-hosts the 6th International Nitrogen Conference in Kampala, Uganda.
  • DDG (CS), Akuffo-Akoto, commends IITA administrators.
  • NRS-MSA walk for productivity.

Research-for-development project chalks up significant progress to save maize from Striga weed

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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.

IITA successfully hosts Consortium Board meeting

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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.

Aflatoxin project launched in East Africa Community

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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.


Youth Involvement in Agriculture

Banana Bunchy Top Disease: It's time to act

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