Africa’s leading partner for research for development

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.

Areas of Focus

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We are in more than 35 countries in Africa

We safeguard the future

IITA has made a long-term commitment to conserve Africa’s plant and animal genetic resources for future generations.

Strategic Initiatives