IITA, lead implementer of the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa Phase Two (YIIFSWA-II), organized and hosted the project’s third annual review and planning meeting from 25 to 28 February in Accra, Ghana.
IITA, the French Embassy in Nigeria, and the French Agriculture Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) held a meeting on 27 March at the IITA Abuja Station to strengthen existing partnerships among the three organizations.
IITA-Ibadan, hosted a 3-day workshop on 12–14 March to promote the development and implementation of agricultural research, capacity building, and delivery programs in the Sahel.
Morogoro – Key decision-makers and stakeholders from selected regions and districts in Tanzania are convening in Morogoro, 25–29 March, for a U.S. Government-funded training on how to plan for and support smallholder farmers to cope with climate change and implement climate-smart agriculture. A similar training will be conducted in Ungunja, Zanzibar, 1–5 April.
Irrigation specialists from Cameroon, Ghana, and Nigeria will meet in Ibadan, Nigeria in March 2019 as part of the Australia Awards Short Course on Irrigation and Water Resources Management for Agriculture (IWRM).
The Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies (CSAT) project was recently launched in Mali. This research-for-development project will promote and scale up technologies to help producers adapt to the effects of climate change.
The Academic Council of KU Leuven has nominated DG Nteranya Sanginga to receive the degree of doctor of honoris causa. The award will be conferred on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of VLIR-UOS, an organization that supports partnerships between higher education institutions in Flanders and the South.
IITA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Agriculture, to partner with the government on reduction of malnutrition and ensuring food security in the country.
Over the past few decades, the global community has made a lot of effort to inspire and engage more women and girls in science. Similar efforts are ongoing to ensure gender balance and equal access in other professional and social situations.
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