Commercializing technologies

IITA has established the Business Incubation Platform (BIP) at its headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria, to provide a platform that will better link research, development, commercialization, and capacity development through the establishment of full-scale production facilities intended for adoption and replication by the private sector. BIP is the technology delivery arm of IITA. Read more

Capacity development

Building the capacity of our partners is critical to the development of IITA’s agricultural research for development agenda and yet capacity constraints remain challenging and vary among institutions and countries.

Partnerships with small and medium enterprises, farmers and community-based organizations, women’s and youth groups, and other private entities advance IITA’s objectives of making IITA technologies more accessible.

IITA embraces a culture of knowledge sharing and learning that sustains productive relationships, partnerships, and networks. This is achieved through improving skills and expertise, facilitating the smooth flow of information, ensuring its access and appropriation by all actors in the agricultural value chains, and enabling learning systems to make effective use of information and knowledge.

Mega programs

The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT)

The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Program aims to revitalize and transform agriculture while restoring degraded l and and maintaining or strengthening the ecosystems that underpin agriculture. Read more

Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment for Youth in African Agriculture (ENABLE Youth)

ENABLE Youth aims to support young African adults through a comprehensive outreach approach involving providing information, life-skills education, proven technologies, and opportunities to youth in more than 30 countries.  Read more