A new pest—a second introduced armyworm species—has been discovered in West and Central Africa!
About 80 stakeholders involved in the implementation of the Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) project, convened at IITA, Ibadan, on 2-5 May.
Bonn, April 26, 2018. Agriculture can become the key to success in Africa. This is one of the core messages conveyed by German and international experts on Africa and development, who met in Bonn on 26 April on the occasion of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture’s (IITA) board meeting, hosted by the Center for Development Research at Bonn University (ZEF).
A team of international researchers implementing an international project with the goal to boost banana production in Uganda and Tanzania, will this week, 23‒27 April, gather at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha, Tanzania, to review their progress and plan next years’ activities.
An array of institutes and lead specialists on breeding across West Africa convened at IITA-Ibadan for a workshop on 12–15 March, to discuss and exchange ideas on how they can work together to bring best practices and tools that can help them achieve their objectives more effectively, efficiently, and within a relatively shorter time scale.
A new stride was taken on 12 March, as IITA signed a memorandum of understanding with Harvestfield Industries Limited for the re-manufacturing and commercial distribution of Aflasafe in Nigeria to ensure its availability in the market.
Thanks to more than a decade-and-a-half of dedicated research, we have Aflasafe ready to broadcast onto Africa’s farms. And now, we are working on broadcasting the good news.
Banana researchers from across the globe are congregating in Kampala, Uganda from 27 to 29 March 2018 to discuss options for safe and effective methods to control banana pests and diseases and to reduce the use of harmful chemical pesticides.
Reports of a positive impact are being received from recipients of the seeds donated exactly 1 year ago, in 2017, to help alleviate the food crisis in northern Nigeria as a result of the conflict between the Nigerian army and armed opposition groups.
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