Requirements for starting small-scale gari processing businesses in Nigeria
The Consultative Group on International Agriculture and Research’s (CGIAR) estimation of gari production per annum in Nigeria is nine million metric tonnes.
‘IITA research innovations lift 7.2m Africans off poverty’
Dr Nteranya Sanginga, the Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, has said that in achieving its goals to raise over 11 million...
IITA DG seeks collaboration with Sudan on cassava transformation
The Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga, has assured that the collaboration between IITA and Sudan...
Emulate Kebbi’s 10% budgets to agriculture, stakeholders tell other states
Professionals and stakeholders in the agricultural sector have called on other states in the country to emulate the Kebbi State government, which has been working the talking by consistently allocating over 10 per cent of the state budget to the sector since 2015. The Coordinator of Oxfam International (an international confederation of 20 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working…
IITA, varsity advocate food system transformation
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have called for total transformation of the national food systems to prevent hunger and reduce poverty in Nigeria. According to them, it is possible to achieve zero hunger in Nigeria if the right systems were put in place.
Dangote Foundation injects $50m to tackle malnutrition in Africa
The Aliko Dangote Foundation said it has earmarked about $50m to tackle the challenge of malnutrition in Nigeria and the African continent.
Harvest-Plus refutes being part of $200bn bio-fortification fund
Harvest-Plus Nigeria has denied being part of purported $200 billion food bio-fortification of crops as reported by some dailies.
IITA, AfDB to help Taraba transform cassava with technologies
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has said it plans to work with the Taraba State government to transform cassava in the framework of the African Development Bank (AfDB) funded Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) programme. The decision is part of a two-day visit to Taraba State, which ended today and witnessed the…
‘How youths can make millions of naira in cassava farming’
Mr Ayodele Omowumi David is the Cassava Project and Agro-processing Project (CAMAP) Coordinator, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). He reveals to The Guardian that cassava is one of the greatest...
Oyo state, IITA seal pact on agric policy, agribusiness park
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Oyo State government have signed a treaty to develop an agricultural blueprint for the state, and the establishment of Agribusiness Park.
IITA, Washington varsity partner to tackle hunger, youth unemployment
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), are exploring possible areas of collaboration to address poverty, hunger, and youth unemployment in Africa. The plan is to leverage the strengths and expertise of the two institutions to solve vexing constraints to the continent’s development. The resolve for a…