01 July 2019
In recognition of its commitment to improving both agribusiness opportunities and creditworthiness of youth across Africa, the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) program has been awarded the 2019 International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture.
22 June 2019
IITA’s research in Mozambique has made much impact in rural and national development by ensuring that the agricultural sector is competitive, sustainable, gender-balanced, and resilient to the stress and impacts of climate change.
18 June 2019
IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga met with His Excellency Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), this week in Kinshasa, the capital of DRC. Dr Sanginga was part of the delegation led by President Akinwumi Adesina
Scientists unravel genome and diversity of whitefly vector behind viral diseases devastating cassava in Africa
14 June 2019
As part of efforts to control the spread of the two viral diseases attacking cassava in Africa, cassava mosaic disease (CMD) and cassava brown streak disease (CBSD)—scientists have announced a breakthrough whole genome sequencing of Bemisia tabaci, the African whitefly that is spreading the diseases.
01 June 2019
During the visit of His Excellency Mr Jerome Pasquier, Ambassador of France to Nigeria on 14 May, IITA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), as both institutes share commonalities in working for the sustainable development of tropical regions.
28 May 2019
Former President of Nigeria and IITA Goodwill Ambassador, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR, together with the Governor of Oyo State, HE Senator Abiola Ajimobi, commissioned two key projects at IITA, Ibadan, on 25 May.
23 May 2019
The Board of Trustees of IITA convened in Arusha, Tanzania, from 6 to 10 May, for their annual spring meeting. This was to enable them to familiarize themselves with the Institute’s research activities in that part of the country as well as conducting their usual business of keeping abreast of developments at the Institute and guiding its future.
21 May 2019
KU Leuven has awarded IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga with the prestigious Doctor Honoris Causa. VLIR-UOS (The Flemish Interuniversity Council–University Development Cooperation) hosted the ceremony in Brussels, Belgium on 15 May as part of cel … Continue reading IITA DG Sanginga awarded Doctor Honoris Causa for visionary leadership in historic ceremony
19 May 2019
Dr Julius Adewopo, a geodata scientist working IITA-Rwanda, has won 2019 Agropolis Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food, in the “Young Promising Scientist” category.
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