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IITA, Ghana inaugurate project to accelerate impact of climate change research on Africa

Ghislain Tepa-Yotto

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan and the Ghana Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Ghana inaugurated a project to accelerate impact of climate research on Africa. AICCRA-Ghana Cluster Leader/ Coordinator, Dr Ghislain Tepa-Yotto A statement issued in Ibadan on Thursday by IITA’s Communication Officer, Mrs Tolu Olabode, said that the project, tagged “Accelerating Impact ...

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ICRISAT awarded 2021 Africa Food Prize

Olusegun Obasanjo

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize, for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Chair of the Africa Food Prize Committee ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research Centre, is a non-profit, non-political public international research organisation that conducts agricultural research for development ...

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Food security: Expert seeks conservation, utilisation of genetic resources in Nigeria

Prof. Chiedozie Egesi

Director, NextGen Cassava Project, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Prof. Chiedozie Egesi, has called for conservation and utilisation of genetic resources for food security in Nigeria. Prof. Chiedozie Egesi Egesi made the call during the Third National Summit and Conference on Genetic Resources Conservation and Utilisation, held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Ibadan, Oyo State. The Summit was ...

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IITA collaborates with Nigerian growers to transform cassava sector

Nteranya Sanginga

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Abuja signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) for the second phase of BASICS-II project to improve seeds of cassava varieties. Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of the IITA The Building of Economically Sustainable and Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS-II) was awarded ...

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IITA scientists identify post-emergence herbicides for cassava weed control

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Scientists working with the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI), a scheme  under International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), have identified some post-emergence herbicides to be used by farmer for cassava weed management. A cassava plantation in Rivers State, Nigeria. Photo credit: gopixpic.com The Principal Investigator on Weed Control Measures in IITA, Prof. Friday Ekeleme, made this known in a statement ...

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Cassava seed system profitable for players in value chain – IITA

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The International Institutes of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has said that cassava seed system is profitable for all players across the value chain and that, if properly deployed, will create jobs for all. Cassava farming Project Director, Dr Hemant Nitturkar of the Ibada, Oyo State-based IITA, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, June 7, 2020 in Abuja, said the ...

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Farmers can double cassava yield with improved weed control

Cassava

Preliminary results from experimental plots carried out by researchers working under the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) led Cassava Weed Management Project show that by switching to improved weed management practices, Nigerian cassava farmers can double current national average yield of 12-13 tons per hectare. The current national average yield of cassava puts the yield per stand of cassava ...

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