Researchers have deciphered the complete sequence of one of the major food crops in Africa—the white Guinea yam.
IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga recently visited the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) station at Katumani, Kenya, to assess the progress of the ongoing construction of a plant that would manufacture and supply AflasafeKE01 to smallholder farmers in the country.
Scientists have now shed more light on how a farmers’ variety in Tanzania is able to tolerate the deadly viral Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) disease after infection, showing limited symptoms and impact on yield.
Representatives from the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) met with IITA officials on 25 August in Ibadan to discuss partnership opportunities.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and IITA have formalized their ongoing strategic partnership to leverage their complementary strengths better to achieve common goals.
The AfricaYam project organized a seminar for the Yam Community of Practice (YCoP) with the theme: “YamBase: Integrating breeding tools to speed up yam breeding activities and data management in West Africa… Where are we?” at IITA, Ibadan, on 18 August to create awareness, encourage interaction, and exchange ideas about the YamBase platform.
Why are these two cassava varieties—Namikonga and Albert—grown by farmers in Tanzania, able to withstand the devastating Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) and Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD), respectively, while other varieties cannot?
Scientists, representatives of development agencies, agricultural experts, representatives from national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES), Youth Agripreneurs, and entrepreneurs from the private sector and beyond the African continent, assembled in IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria, 7–11 August, to review and hammer out the implementation details of the proposed African Development Bank (AfDB)-funded Technologies for Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program.
IITA moves closer to being Open Access (OA) compliant with the launching of a data repository called CKAN or Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network.
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