The Mozambican Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Mr José Pacheco, and the IITA Board of Trustees (BoT) led the inauguration of the new offices of IITA in Nampula, Mozambique, last week, 8-12 May.
IITA today donated about 35,930 kilograms of seeds to the Borno state government as part of efforts to cushion the humanitarian crisis in the northeastern part of Nigeria.
IITA is partnering with Michigan State University to implement the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab project in Nigeria and Tanzania.
Taking the lead in Central Africa, the Cameroon government launched the ENABLE Youth Program on 24 April.
The inaugural African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to demonstrate the success of agribusinesses in job and wealth creation in Africa is about to break a new dawn for innovative young people who are ready to change the way agricultural enterprises are run in Africa.
A team of international researchers are, this week, 24-26 April 2017, meeting in Uganda to review progress and plan for future activities of a five-year project that seeks to improve the production and productivity of banana in Uganda and Tanzania.
Researchers engaged in cocoa R4D in IITA met in the IITA station in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on 20-22 March. Bernard Vanlauwe, IITA Director Central Africa Hub (CAH), said the meeting will facilitate a better understanding of the cocoa R4D portfolio at IITA and identify major gaps in relation to the status of cocoa production in sub-Saharan Africa.
Youth from all over Africa will come together in the first-ever African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) Forum in Ibadan, Nigeria, on 25-26 April 2017. The forum provides an opportunity for the youth to show their skills, creativity, and innovativeness in agribusiness.
The 5CP project has come to an end but it has made significant progress in fast-tracking the development of cassava varieties with dual resistance to two viral diseases.
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