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IITA-Nigeria (Abuja)
IITA-Nigeria (Ibadan)
IITA-Nigeria (Kano)
IITA-Nigeria (Onne)

Maize, Cassava, Cowpea, Banana, Yam, Rice, Sorghum, Soybean, Groundnut (peanut), Bambara groundnuts, Cocoa, Potato, Cashew nut, Pepper, Bambara, Groundnut, Rice, Mango, Soybean, Wheat, Plantain, and Vegetables

The IITA Headquarters was founded in 1967 in Ibadan, Nigeria, and we focus on food staples that are highly important to African farmers. The IITA Headquarters sits on about 1,000 hectares that include a 300-hectare forest reserve that preserves some of the region’s indigenous flora and fauna.

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There are extensive research facilities on campus including the Biosciences Center, the Genetic Resources Center, the Germplasm Health Unit, the Virology and Molecular Diagnostics Unit, the Biometrics Unit, and a range of laboratories for Analytical Services, Nematology, Pathology, Geospatial Mapping, Soil Microbiology, Crop Breeding, Entomology, and Food and Nutrition.

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Quick Facts

Capital: Abuja

Currency: Naira

Area (total): 910,770 km2

Population: 185,989,640 (2016)

Contact us

Robert Asiedu
Director, R4D, Western Africa Hub

+234 27517472

IITA-Nigeria, PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan 200001, Oyo State, Nigeria

Sylvia Oyinlola
Head, Finance and Administration, Western Africa Hub

  +234 8039784492

IITA-Nigeria, PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan 200001, Oyo State, Nigeria

Ado Rabo
Station Coordinator

+234 08060522204

IITA-Kano, Sabo Bakin Zuwo Road PMB 3112, Kano, Nigeria

Tarawali Gbassey
Station Coordinator

IITA-Abuja, Beside Old Water works Kubuwa PMB 82, 901101, Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.

Richardson Okechukwu
Station Coordinator


IITA-Onne, IITA Road, Onne Eleme LGA, Rivers State