What we offer
IITA provides solutions to problems in tropical agriculture. The agricultural sector employs two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), hence, it plays a key role in the continent's economic development.
In collaboration with partners, we aim to develop an African agricultural sector that uses technologies that result in greater local production, wealth creation, and the reduction of risk.
We continue to work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity and thus create a positive impact on the lives of poor people in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, the Institute develops technologies for Africans who possess the expertise, initiative, and resources to go beyond food security to produce enough to realize a financial profit. If African agriculture is to serve as the engine of economic development, IITA understands that it also must produce research to model how industries and enterprises succeed.
IITA offers capacity building to national program partners to aid the improvement of research practices and general knowledge. We also provide the research community with both technology and seed varieties to supply the foundation to achieve research goals. IITA's knowledge base offers a wide range of documentation and materials to aid research.