13 May 2013
The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency, Dr Mrisho Jakaya Kikwete, inaugurated today the new science building of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in a ceremony which brought together stakeholders in agricultural research, coming from the public and private sectors, and research, development, and academic backgrounds.
08 May 2013
The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency, Dr Mrisho Jakaya Kikwete, will, on 13 May, inaugurate the IITA Science Building in Dar es Salaam.
07 May 2013
Cassava experts are reporting new outbreaks and the increased spread of Cassava Brown Streak Disease or CBSD, warning that the rapidly proliferating plant virus could cause a 50 percent drop in production of a crop that provides a significant source of food and income for 300 million Africans.
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Alarm growing as cassava blight spreads to West Africa
16 May 2013
So far, according to James Legg, a plant virologist at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), new countries such as Angola, Gabon and Central African Republic have been hit by the virus. Legg has done extensive research on the disease and its causes in East Africa. Read more.
IITA climate change affecting coffee in Uganda - Part One
IITA climate change affecting coffee in Uganda - Part Two