• Identity

    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

  • Vision

    To be the leading research partner facilitating agricultural solutions for the problems of hunger and poverty in the tropics

  • Mission

    To increase agricultural production, food security, and income in the tropics, especially in Africa

  • Values

    Originality
    Excellence
    Collaboration
    Respect
    Professionalism
    Integrity
    Inclusiveness
    Equity
    Multiculturalism
    Multidisciplinarity

Events


  • 22 June

    IITA 50th year anniversary Media Day


  • 24 July

    IITA 50th year anniversary celebration, part 1


  • 24 July

    IITA 7th Alumni Reunion


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Peppercorn used as IITA annual rental

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