15 October 2020
IITA joins the rest of the world to spotlight the people who feed the world—women. We can recognize a rural woman from a distance. Her clothing is usually different from the urban woman’s; it is loose-fitting, mismatched, and often, this woman carries … Continue reading The rural woman – a powerful force that can drive global progress
30 September 2020
CGIAR-IITA Deputy Director General, Partnerships for Delivery, Kenton Dashiell, has encouraged Nigerians to take up sustainable and profitable opportunities in the country’s agriculture sector. He made this appeal during his keynote address at the Nati … Continue reading Hundreds of sustainable and profitable agribusiness opportunities available in Nigeria – IITA DDG
29 September 2020
By 2050, the world’s population is estimated to increase to 9 billion people. To feed the increasing population, agriculture production needs to more than double. While agricultural stakeholders are thinking of how to produce the needed food, the current food loss and waste along the food systems need to be curbed to secure food production
26 September 2020
The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday evening approved new names for 10 improved cassava varieties, as part of efforts to brand the root crop for easy identification, cultivation and marketing of cassava stems.
19 September 2020
Lilongwe, Malawi. The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) recently launched a project that aims to investigate the drivers and barriers to adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) in southern Africa and to develop strategies for achieving adoption and impact at scale.
18 September 2020
CGIAR-IITA and the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to tackle aflatoxin contamination of grain in the region.
14 September 2020
Researchers at IITA, along with partners from the NextGen Cassava Breeding Project, have uncovered new details about the genetic architecture of cassava, which is one of Africa’s most vital crops. The findings will make it easier for breeders to identify traits for crop breeding.
CGIAR Centers join efforts to launch an Agronomy Research and Innovation initiative to support agricultural productivity growth in the global South
04 September 2020
Nine CGIAR centers are coming together to set up an initiative that will help deliver agronomic solutions at scale to drive sustainable productivity growth under climate change for smallholder farmers.
African seed system gets a boost with purchase of 18-ton trucks to ease quality seed delivery to farmers
01 September 2020
On 7 August, IITA GoSeed, in Ibadan and Umudike Seeds based at the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umuahia, jointly commissioned two brand new 18-ton trucks to ease logistical challenges in moving cassava seed.
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