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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

26 Nov
Director-General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr. Nteranya Sanginga, has charged African leaders, especially Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo
29 Apr 2021
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is partnering Oyo State on the use of technology in agriculture to address the challenges of unemployment among the youths and shore up food production.         The Coordinator for Technologies for Africa Agricultural Transformation, IITA, Dr. Chrys Akem, revealed this during the IITA Enable-TAAT Open Day…
5 Mar 2020
In 2018/2019, a World Bank report indicated that Nigeria was becoming the headquarters of poverty with approximately 87 million Nigerians living in abject poverty
5 Dec 2019
Institutional Data Manager, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Olatunbosun Obileye, has advised education managers across the country to avail pupils the opportunity of engaging in puzzles
4 Nov 2019
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Friday unveiled digital tools that are helping in transforming farming, improving the yield and livelihoods of farmers. The digital tools include the cassava, Goseed and yam seed trackers; Akilimo, IITA Herbicide Calculator, e-commerce site and IITA News App.
20 Oct 2019
Funding of research institutes and commercialisation of research outcomes and innovations have been identified as the needed impetus to advance the nation’s economy.
20 Oct 2019
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono said addressing malnutrition and meeting nutrition targets of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) would inject additional $29b into Nigeria’s national income.
14 Oct 2019
Agriculture has the potentialities to provide jobs for young people and help African countries to achieve sustainable development goals. Based on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG12) that seeks to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns...
11 Oct 2019
Agriculture has the potentialities to provide jobs for young people and help African countries to achieve sustainable development goals. Based on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG12) that seeks to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
19 Apr 2019
The Federal Government has called on the people of Ogoniland to remain peaceful and avoid taking actions capable of delaying the clean-up in oil impacted communities in the area. Dr Marvin Dekil, the Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP)in the Federal Ministry of Environment, made the plea on Friday in Bori, Khana Local Government…
19 Aug 2018
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…
6 Aug 2018
In this interview with FEMI IBIROGBA, Managing Director of Nobex Tech Company Ltd, Mr Adeoya Idowu, says the quality of locally fabricated agric equipment is better than most of the imported ones and Nigerian fabricators can make any machine if supported. What is the idea of developing cheaper African technologies to solve agricultural problems? Most…

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