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Boosting R&D Capacity for Sustainable Agriculture

Africa’s over-reliance on external institutions is undermining the continent’s capacity to strengthen agricultural research and development for improving the livelihoods of millions of people. It is galling that a continent with 60 per cent of the world’s uncultivated arable land, that spends US$35 billion every year importing food, is still home to the world’s hungriest, most malnourished population. And Continue Reading

World Food Day: How IITA Is Addressing Food Security in Africa, by IITA Boss

Research outputs by Africa Food Prize winner, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and its national partners are helping farmers to come out of poverty, creating jobs and demonstrating the possibility of having a prosperous African continent, says the Director-General of IITA, Dr Nteranya Sanginga today. Addressing stakeholders at the Food Security Future Summit Continue Reading

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Wins the 2018 African Food Prize

The African Food Prize has been awarded to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), based in Ibadan, Nigeria, in recognition of the steady stream of innovations for which it has been responsible since its foundation in 1967. In the intervening years, IITA scientists have developed hundreds of improved, high-yielding varieties of crops including close Continue Reading

2018 Africa Food Prize Awarded to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Africa Food Prize Awarded to Agricultural Research Institute for Leadership and Innovation in Finding Solutions to the Continent’s Most Pressing Challenges International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) recognized for generating solutions on and off the farm that have improved the lives of millions in the face of climate change, a surge of crop pests and Continue Reading

Prof. Oniang’o on the Inaugural Most Reputable Africans List 2018

Leading Global Reputation-Management Consulting Company, Reputation Poll, has released its inaugural list of 100 Most Reputable Africans. Reputation Poll which is known globally for its annual ranking of the 100 Most Reputable People on Earth and Most Reputable CEOs in various countries, is also set to be announcing new set of research works on personalities and brands Continue Reading

Sasakawa Africa Board Chair Commends Unilorin Agric Initiative

Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, the Chairperson, Board of Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), on Monday commended the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) for providing enabling environment for its agriculture programme to flourish. Oniang’o made the commendation when she led the board members of SAA/Sasakawa Fund for Agricultural Extension Education (SAFE) on a courtesy visit to Unilorin Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Continue Reading