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The Bulletin 09 – 13 January 2017 (No. 2361)

The Bulletin 09 – 13 January 2017 (No. 2361)

  • Nigeria launches plan to end hunger by 2030
  • Congo Basin Institute gets publicity boost
  • Management announces rebranding of “new” IITA
  • IITA moves to commercialize and disseminate aflatoxin biocontrol products to Africa’s farmers

The Bulletin 02 – 06 January 2017 (No. 2360)

The Bulletin 02 – 06 January 2017 (No. 2360)

  • AfDB President: Invest more in youth Agripreneurs; says agriculture presents vast opportunities to make youth billionaires!
  • IITA Youth Agripreneurs shine at the 2016 Africa Economic Conference

Nigeria launches plan to end hunger by 2030

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11 January 2017

The plan tagged: “Synthesis Report of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review” articulates what Nigeria needs to do to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2)—one of the recently adopted global goals that seeks to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture” by 2030.

IITA moves to commercialize and disseminate first aflatoxin biocontrol products to Africa farmers

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06 January 2017

African farmers will soon have a product that would ensure safer food for their families and communities. A natural product called aflasafe that can reduce contamination from aflatoxin, a silent killer, would be made available in at least 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Tanzania to improve cassava in Africa with NextGen Cassava project

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12 December 2016

Tanzania recently became a partner of the Next Generation Cassava Breeding project (NextGen), joining Nigeria and Uganda in the global effort to improve cassava breeding in Africa. This partnership is expected to enhance the project’s efforts to improve livelihoods for African cassava farmers.

Nova next: IITA Scientists cited for their efforts in salvaging the Cavendish banana

03 November 2016

Some banana breeders are holding out hope that TR4 may cause plantation owners to rethink the global Cavendish monoculture. “Race 4 is a threat, but it’s also an opportunity to start growing more diversity,” says Rony Swennen, the lead banana and plantain breeder for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Arusha, Tanzania. Read more.

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Visit of AfDB President A.A. Adesina to IITA, Abuja Station

Afon-Ilorin Farmers' Field Day 2016

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