Nigeria’s rice booms as industry players advocate extension of policies
Nigerian farmers and processors as well as researchers have, once again, presented arguments and proofs for continuation of the integrated agro-economic policies of closing the land borders, anchor borrowers’ scheme...
IITA BoT lauds Sanginga-led growth initiatives to transform agric in Africa
For the eighth time, the Board of Trustees (BoT), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has given a vote of confidence and commendation to the institute’s management...
Policymakers commend IITA on digital agriculture
Policymakers comprising commissioners of agriculture, permanent secretaries and program managers of Agricultural Development Programs (ADPs) have lauded efforts of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on digital agriculture. At the meeting tagged: ‘Presentation Of Digital Tools: Disruptive Innovations In Cassava and Maize Farming systems,’ the Commissioners for Agriculture in Ondo and Ekiti States, Messrs…
Why agric sector is underdeveloped, by minister
Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono, has lamented poor development of the agricultural sector, insisting that the nation’s problem is not a lack of resources
Nigeria, other African countries lose $200b to plant pests, diseases yearly
The United Nations General Assembly has declared year 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). This is aimed at raising global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment ....
How farmers can maximise economic benefits of yam
Experts have advised Nigerian yam farmers to explore various opportunities to add value to the produce and in the process, increase their profitability and sustainability.This comes as the country’s position as the largest producer of the tuber crop could become counter-productive if the situation is not well managed. Experts believe that, like in cassava, production…
Cassava scientists to brainstorm in Tanzania
Scientists, experts and scaling partners of the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are set for their fourth annual review and planning session.
‘Grain contamination can be stopped if extension services are revived’
We must give kudos to IITA and other organisations for the collaborative efforts with farmers to ensure that they embrace good agricultural practices and due processes.
IITA to present digital tools in cassava, maize farming systems to policymakers
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the framework of the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) will on Monday present a series of digital innovation tools in cassava...
IITA-ACAI to train 30,000 farmers in Abia, Benue, Oyo, others
bout 30,000 farmers from Abia, Benue, Oyo, Ogun and Osun state will benefit from the training on the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management & Best Planting Practices, says Godwin Atser, ACAI Digital Extension & Advisory Services Specialist today.