A team of international researchers are, this week, 24-26 April 2017, meeting in Uganda to review progress and plan for future activities of a five-year project that seeks to improve the production and productivity of banana in Uganda and Tanzania.
Researchers engaged in cocoa R4D in IITA met in the IITA station in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on 20-22 March. Bernard Vanlauwe, IITA Director Central Africa Hub (CAH), said the meeting will facilitate a better understanding of the cocoa R4D portfolio at IITA and identify major gaps in relation to the status of cocoa production in sub-Saharan Africa.
Youth from all over Africa will come together in the first-ever African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) Forum in Ibadan, Nigeria, on 25-26 April 2017. The forum provides an opportunity for the youth to show their skills, creativity, and innovativeness in agribusiness.
The 5CP project has come to an end but it has made significant progress in fast-tracking the development of cassava varieties with dual resistance to two viral diseases.
Aflatoxin in food was among the prominent issues discussed at the recent First All-Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 28th to 31st March 2017.
A team of African leaders from Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda under the East Africa Community (EAC) have endorsed IITA’s aflasafe—Africa’s first indigenous biocontrol product for control of aflatoxins.
The newly constructed Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program, Phase One (ATASP-1) Youth Training Center for Agribusiness at the IITA Station in Abuja, was commissioned by Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh on 27 March.
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA—Soil Health Program) funded project—Supporting the West Africa Soil Health Consortia (WASHC), which was initiated to facilitate a wider uptake of better adapted Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) practices with visible positive impacts on rural livelihoods, has officially ended today 31 March 2017.
The Rockefeller Foundation, Dalberg and IITA today announced the results of the Cassava Innovation Challenge, launched last year to uncover novel solutions for increasing cassava shelf life in Nigeria and the world.
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