More than 20 farmers from Katogota and Kamanyola in the Ruzizi plain of South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), took part in a participatory evaluation of intercropping trials of maize and Brachiaria grass. IITA organized this activity … Continue reading New crop-livestock technologies to mitigate conflict between crop and livestock farmers in DRC
From 30 May to 10 June, IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga embarked on a mission to Brazzaville, during which he engaged with the Head of State of the Republic of Congo, President Dénis Sassou Nguesso.
Food safety took a step forward in Mozambique as IITA signed a Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreement (TTLA) with AflaLivre Moçambique S.A. (AflaLivre) to manufacture and distribute Aflasafe in the country.
Shelling maize by hand is an easy task and should be left to women. Men should do tough jobs”, said an agro-dealer from Central Tanzania in 2018 during an interview. Gundula Fischer, a gender expert at IITA, picked up on this topic; her research tells a different story.
SANO Foods Limited and IITA, through the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System…
The global population is rapidly increasing and there is need for increase in global food production to meet the needs of the growing population. Although maize is one of the most important and widely cultivated staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, yield … Continue reading Researchers call for gender-inclusive crop varieties to aid food security
Adopting drought-tolerant (DT) maize varieties has helped lift millions of people above Africa’s poverty line. In his recently launched book, How to avoid a climate disaster: The solutions we have and the breakthroughs we need…
Africa’s food systems are at an inflection point. Food demand in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to at least double between 2015 and 2050. Moreover, income growth and urbanization are driving significant changes in consumer demand, including for more va … Continue reading Scaling agricultural innovations to strengthen Africa’s food systems, food safety and nutrition
Bill Gates, in his newly launched book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need,” notes that low-income people, though contributing the least, will suffer the most…
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