Following more than two decades of research, field trials, and risk assessment by multiple organizations, on 29 January, the Nigerian Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) approved the commercial release of the resulting genetically modified cowpea to far … Continue reading Major breakthrough for farmers and scientists as Nigerian biotech body approves commercial release of genetically modified cowpea
A new book, titled “Critical issues in plant health: 50 years of research in African agriculture,” has just been released. Published by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, the book focuses on plant health issues which play a major role in the overall fo … Continue reading Publication showcases 50 years of IITA’s plant health research
NAIROBI (Kenya) – The CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE) has announced the launch of the 2019 MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards – Africa. These awards recognize the contributions of young women and men below 35 years of age who are implementing innova … Continue reading 2019 Maize Youth Innovators Awards – Africa
Mesh-enabled app aims to improve crop disease surveillance with remote field surveys and worker/farmer communications without the need for Internet or data. Zug, Switzerland & Ibadan, Nigeria, December 20, 2018 — The International Institute of Trop … Continue reading IITA signs MOU with RightMesh to develop a mesh-enabled mobile app to tackle crop disease in Sub-Saharan Africa
The eagerly awaited registration of AfasafeTZ by the Tropical Pesticides Research Institute in Tanzania has been finalized.
A 6-member delegation from the University of Khartoum (UofK), and the Office of the President, Sudan, visited IITA on 6–10 November to familiarize themselves with the Institute, exchange ideas, explore areas for collaboration, and sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
The production of high-quality seed yam tubers of released varieties using revolutionary high ratio propagation technologies (HRPTs).
Two people from the same village—Prof Denis Mukwege, the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, and Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of IITA—that received the 2018 Africa Food Prize, are dedicated to helping 6 million victims of sexual violence in DR Congo.
Between 17 and 19 October, the World Food Prize was awarded in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
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