The Fall Armyworm, (Spodoptera frugiperda) (FAW), has been detected for the first time on the Indian subcontinent in mid-May this year in maize fields at the College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS), Shivamogga, Karnataka, reported IITA Scientist Georg Goergen.
For six years, IITA has been supporting the dreams and aspirations of many African youth by creating a platform that encourages them to choose a career in agriculture.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) are exploring areas of collaboration that would address poverty, hunger, and youth unemployment in Africa.
Aflatoxin in food is a 44-year-old problem in Ghana. Aflatoxin is furtive – a hidden and silent killer. Aflasafe GH02 reduces aflatoxin by up to 100%. ACCRA, GHANA, 29TH JUNE 2018 – With the official launch of Aflasafe GH02 in Accra today, Ghana joins … Continue reading Ghana guns for gold in food-safety goal, using Aflasafe GH02 to fight aflatoxin in food
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO, 26th June 2018 – Today, Aflasafe BF01 was officially launched in Burkina Faso to fight aflatoxin in the country’s food. Aflatoxin is a real and present danger – but tests have shown that Aflasafe BF01, the product specially t … Continue reading Kicking aflatoxin out of Burkina Faso’s food with Aflasafe BF01
Leading nematologist and IITA Soil Health Scientist Danny Coyne has been selected to receive the Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America (ONTA) Special Award.
IITA has been commended for its role in promoting improved nutrition and global food security through the engagement of youth in agriculture at a conference organized by the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) tagged “Emerging technologies for Gl … Continue reading IITA participates in global conference on nutrition and food security
On 25 June, IITA officially signed a hosting agreement with the Government of the Republic of Zambia.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Pennsylvania State University, USA, have collaborated to develop and launch Nuru, an Artificially Intelligent Assistant. Nuru (Swahili for light) uses machine learning to accurately recogni … Continue reading African farmers get new help against cassava diseases: Nuru, their artificially intelligent assistant
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