06 November 2019
Arusha, Tanzania, 4th November 2019 – Tanzania plays host to a critical continental convention on food safety that opened today in Arusha, Tanzania – the 1st Aflasafe for Africa Conference, fighting aflatoxin in food with the theme Business meets resea … Continue reading A continental gathering for food safety, to combat aflatoxin in Africa’s food
30 October 2019
IITA GoSeed, a unit of the IITA Business Incubation Platform (BIP), is launching the first e-commerce website in Nigeria soon, making breeder and foundation seed of the best varieties of important food crops available. Buyers can now order online at www.iitagoseed.com.
17 October 2019
IITA-Rwanda, together with partners, has launched a digital Application which will serve more than 5,000 farmers across the country to diagnose, control and prevent Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) in banana plantations.
11 October 2019
A study has identified the best non-toxic strains that can limit aflatoxin contamination in laboratory and field conditions. One of the authors, Dr. Alejandro Ortega-Beltran, a plant pathologist with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
08 October 2019
Today, 8 October, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Kalambo Station – located in South-Kivu Province, in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo – will be named “The President Olusegun Obasanjo Research Campus”
04 October 2019
On 8 October, IITA will officially inaugurate the Institute’s research station in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The event will also serve as the naming ceremony where the Kalambo station will be designated The President Olusegun Obasanjo Research Campus, in honor of the former Nigerian President and IITA Goodwill Ambassador.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary launches KALRO/IITA factory for aflasafeKE01, a product for controlling aflatoxin in Kenya
04 October 2019
The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri, officially inaugurated a plant to manufacturing the safe and effective product for controlling aflatoxin in staple crops in Kenya, known as Aflasafe KE01.
24 September 2019
Without a doubt, maize is the giant of all food crops in Malawi. However, most smallholder farmers often intercrop maize with soybean, thus making it an equally important crop. Soybean enhances soil fertility, thus improving crop yields which results in increased incomes.
18 September 2019
Scientists have, for the first time, located the position of major quantitative trait loci associated with bunch weight and its component traits in Matooke, the East African Highland cooking banana. This is an important breakthrough in efforts to speed up breeding of improved high-yielding varieties for both food security and improved household incomes in the region.
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