Banana researchers from across the globe are congregating in Kampala, Uganda from 27 to 29 March 2018 to discuss options for safe and effective methods to control banana pests and diseases and to reduce the use of harmful chemical pesticides.
Reports of a positive impact are being received from recipients of the seeds donated exactly 1 year ago, in 2017, to help alleviate the food crisis in northern Nigeria as a result of the conflict between the Nigerian army and armed opposition groups.
Coming from its third quarterly meeting in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum (NZHF) has issued key recommendations and resolutions for immediate implementation towards the attainment of Zero Hunger by the year 2025 in its five pilot states of Benue, Borno, Ebonyi, Ogun, and Sokoto.
IITA celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March with a seminar held at the IITA Conference Center in Ibadan. The event was attended by about 150 staff, with more than 100 connecting via webinar.
Today, Africa’s most populous nation – Nigeria – takes a giant stride forward in the fight against aflatoxin in food.
The women of IITA join millions around the world in celebrating the International Women’s Day (IWD) today, 8 March.
IITA, together with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) and the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI), organized a two-day workshop to develop a comprehensive strategy to deal with invasive species in Africa.
Over 130 participants from 25 countries met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to confirm partners and priorities at the launching of the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC).
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault will mark its 10th anniversary today by receiving shipments of over 70,000 crop varieties at the storage facility in Norway.
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