The Forest Open Day, which emphasized the keyword “conservation” in the minds of stakeholders, was organized by the IITA Forest Unit on 26 October at IITA, Ibadan, to showcase donor-funded facilities and highlight the activities of the Forest Unit over the past seven years.
Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said he was impressed with the impact the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum (NZHF) was making especially in promoting healthy competition among states with a view to achieving food security.
FAO and partners Bioversity International, IITA, and the World Banana Forum have launched a global program requiring $98 million to contain and manage a new Fusarium Wilt strain—Tropical Race 4 (TR4) that is jeopardizing livelihoods that rely on banana—the world’s most traded fruit.
A 20-year project that protects and manages remnants of decrepit forests in a corner of the Republic of Benin in West Africa has resulted in a biodiversity-rich secondary forest, preserving its most important inhabitants, the critically endangered, endemic red-bellied monkey, Cercopithecus erythrogaster (Cercopithecidae) [at right] and 52 other endangered plant species of economic importance to Africa.
IITA will lead efforts in deploying existing knowledge, human resources and capabilities to breed for resistant bananas against TR4 based on its extensive experience in banana breeding in the continent.
Des Moines, Iowa – An American university and a leading Africa-based international research institute are bringing their scientists together to step up the science of fighting hunger, poverty, and pollution.
FAO and its partners Bioversity International, IITA and the World Banana Forum have launched a global programme requiring $98 million to contain and manage a new strain – Tropical Race 4 (TR4) – of Fusarium wilt.
The Genebank Platform and 11 CGIAR Germplasm Health Units (GHUs) join hands to raise awareness about germplasm health work across the CGIAR system and national and international partners during Phytosanitary Awareness Week, 23-27 October.
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