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Director General Nteranya Sanginga has reassured staff that the tight financial situation at IITA due to last year’s reduction in funding to the CGIAR System was improving and he was very hopeful of a turnaround mid-year.
An international team of scientists have for the first time demonstrated that it is possible to speed up banana breeding using genomic prediction models that accurately select banana hybrids with desired traits.
Cornell University will expand international efforts to deliver improved varieties of cassava to smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with $35 million in new funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK aid from the United Kingdom.
- 0707.August.Mondayhttp://www.iita.org/event/taat-appraisal-workshop/IITA Conference CenterIITA Entrance Rd, Ibadan, Nigeria
#IITA50 hosts Multinational Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) appraisal workshop in Ibadan with the African Development Bank Group, to work on detailed implementation plan with stakeholders.
- 2828.August.Mondayhttp://www.iita.org/event/africa-rising-nafaka-scaling-project-meeting/Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaDar es Salaam, Tanzania
Project partners implementing Africa RISING-NAFAKA project activities in Tanzania will convene to achieve the following objectives:
Discuss lessons learned from the initial project phase
Share updates on plans for implementation of project activities for 2017/2018 in light of the phase II project proposal
Develop draft work plans for 2017/2018