The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program has won the 2021 Stevie Award for a 5-minute documentary showcasing its achievements.
Despite the introduction of several intervention programs to reduce or eradicate youth unemployment, creating jobs to reduce unemployment has been a major and trending issue across most developing and less developed countries in the world. However, the … Continue reading Youth-in-agribusiness initiatives key to solving youth unemployment
On 24 September, the Releaf Group—a team of youth—visited IITA headquarters. Releaf is led by Ikenna Nzewi, operating the technology value chains of crops, including cassava, oil palm, soybean, maize, and cashew. The visit was to request support and ex … Continue reading IITA partners with Releaf Group for agricultural sustainability
The International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC) held the 14th edition of its symposium on 20-24 September. Zambia was the host country. The virtual symposium assembled professionals of root and tuber crops to reflect on the progress made over … Continue reading Root and tuber society strategize on how to fight hunger and poverty in Africa
IITA partners with other CGIAR centers, national research centers, private institutions, and governments to promote agricultural activities that will improve livelihoods and create employment opportunities in Africa. IITA initiates partnerships and is … Continue reading DTCA partner with IITA in promoting agriculture in Africa
The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) has appointed IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga as its new chairman following the announced retirement of current chairman Namanga Ngongi. AFAP has been under the leadership of its foundi … Continue reading IITA DG Nteranya Sanginga appointed AFAP Chairman
On 17 September, the House Committee on Agriculture, Colleges and Institutions of the Nigerian National Assembly visited IITA headquarters.
As part of efforts to support Nigeria to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger), IITA and AfricaRice, under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) funded Zero Hunger project,
n 14–16 September, the Accelerating Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa-Ghana Cluster (AICCRA) was launched at the Alisa Hotel, Accra, Ghana.
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