More than two million Musa seedlings – covering 1,300 hectares and worth $2.5 million annually to the farming economy of Ghana – were propagated and distributed to banana and plantain farmers here in a rapid two-year time-frame
Maize farmers across three countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are starting to benefit from better harvests and richer soils by adopting easy-to-use soil-fertility techniques, thus increasing prosperity and food security, based on research findings from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
Matija Obreza, diplomant Fakultete za elektrotehniko, računalništvo in informatiko Univerze v Mariboru, igra ključno vlogo pri zagotavljanju svetovne oskrbe s hrano. 29-letni računalniški programer iz Slovenj Gradca, v okviru Mednarodnega inštituta za tropske agrikulture (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA) s sedežem v Ibadanu v Nigeriji razvija programsko opremo, ki je ključnega pomena za dokumentacijo in ohranjanje genskega materiala za prihodnje generacije.
African seed collection first to arrive in Norway on route to Arctic Seed Vault as centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) continue the drive aimed at protecting global seed genebank.
“Congratulations, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is the first centre to provide a proper inventory!” – Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV).
Nigeria-based IITA is proud to announce that it is the first organization to contribute to the new Svalbard Global Seed Vault project.
Progress has been made in IITA’s longstanding effort to develop cowpea resistant to the Striga plant parasite through the use of molecular markers, as part of the goal of reducing crop losses estimated by FAO at $200 million annually in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
Scientists at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) concluded a five year US$ 4 million project that improved plant breeding techniques and developed new cultivars to increase yields of Musa crops (banana and plantain)
The Oyo State Police Chief, CP Udom U. Ekpo. Udom was in IITA, Ibadan on an official visit on the 4 December 2007. The DDG (R4D Support), Dr. Lakshmi Menon, received him and his team. The visitors were later shown a video presentation on major operations of the Institute.
Resource-poor farmers who were introduced to dry season cowpea production technology in the fadama areas of Radi and Adrawa, two villages near Maradi, Niger Republic have expressed delight at the technology, which has great potentials to improve their livelihoods.