The Ambassador of Burkina Faso to Nigeria, His Excellency Dr Firmin Ndo, accompanied by his spouse and aide, visited the IITA station in Abuja recently to “understand IITA’s work and to strengthen the relationship between Burkina Faso and IITA,” Ambassador Ndo said.
IITA, which is turning 50 this year, has vowed to redouble its efforts to transform Africa’s agriculture in the Eastern Africa region.
Nigeria’s honorable Minister of Agriculture Chief Audu Ogbeh visited IITA in Ibadan, Nigeria, on 10 July, and had said that he is “deeply impressed” by the many commendable agricultural technologies developed there because they hold promise to quadruple production and export for a crop like yam.
The first batch of temperature-controlled shipping containers containing yam tubers from Nigeria have been approved for export to the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Hurray!
IITA recorded three simultaneous “firsts”, all on 30 June when management went all-out to announce the anniversary celebrations in Lagos State, Nigeria.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington, impressed by the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) program, has said that he is convinced and compelled to share the “Farming is cool” gospel of IYA with the rest of the world.
In 2015, Kenya’s National Irrigation Board purchased Aflasafe to help deal with aflatoxin contamination in maize. What were the results of this NIB purchase then, and today two years on?
The Nigerian Minister of Finance, Honorable Kemi Adeosun, visited the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on 10 June to learn about the IITA Agripreneurs Program (IYA) and the African Development Bank-funded ENABLE Youth (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) Program.
Is drought-resilient maize an answer to pressure on African farmers through climate change? Renowned Rural 21—the International journal for rural development in its May 2017 edition featured responses from a panel of experts including Tahirou Abdoulaye, IITA’s Agricultural Economist.
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