International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) recognized for generating solutions on and off the farm that have improved the lives of millions in the face of climate change, a surge of crop pests and disease, and an urgent need for youth employment.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Stuart Symington, accompanied by the Political and Economic Officer from the office of the US Consulate, General Benjamin Williams, paid a courtesy visit to IITA.
The Ibadan, Nigeria-based International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is this year’s recipient of the Africa Food Prize. The award is given out by the African Green Revolution in Agriculture (AGRA) and will be announced during the Award Ceremony and Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Gala Dinner on 7 September in Kigali, Rwanda.
IITA and the Oyo State government on 15 August signed a deal to develop an agricultural blueprint for the State and establish an agribusiness park. The agricultural policy will clearly outline the opportunities, strengths, weaknesses, threats, and more importantly, what the State needs to do in the short, medium, and long term to achieve agricultural transformation.
Tanzania will soon join other countries in Africa in rolling out its country-specific, safe, and effective technology for reducing contamination of food and feed by the cancer-causing, poisonous aflatoxins making them safe for human and livestock consumption and to meet standards for export.
A set of policy briefs outlining key strategic policy recommendations and actions to prevent and control aflatoxin contamination along food and feed value chains in East Africa and its associated threat to human and livestock health, trade, and food security in the region, were officially launched
Senior Scientist Ranajit Bandyopadhyay was one of several keynote speakers at the 11th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, held 29 July to 3 August.
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.
The planting of seed yam tubers for ware yam production can soon become a thing of the past!
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