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Biafran War almost impeded IITA establishment!
June 15, 2017

The official legislation that would eventually construct IITA was just being reviewed by representatives of the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations when…

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The Nigerian Government’s role in the establishment of IITA
June 15, 2017

IITA’s 1000-hectare land was actually a donation of the Nigerian government, with an annual rental fee of one peppercorn (if demanded)….

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Peppercorn used as IITA annual rental
June 15, 2017

The 1000-hectare land that the IITA campus rests on was donated by the government to the Ford and Rockefeller foundation. The…

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Myers’ “mandate”
June 15, 2017

Will Martin Myers, a representative of the Rockefeller Foundation, wrote a 38-page document entitled “International Institute of Tropical Agriculture: Tentative Scope…

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Gowon, Obasanjo, Adesina, Elumelu, others to speak at IITA’s 50th anniversary
June 5, 2017

Two former heads of state of Nigeria, Dr Yakubu Gowon, and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo will be among dignitaries that would grace…

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Management announces rebranding of “new” IITA
March 2, 2017

In an email during December 2016, DG Nteranya Sanginga announced the rebranding of IITA and the adoption of a new tagline…

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IITA family gears up for its 50th anniversary celebrations
March 2, 2017

The vibe is turning intense in all IITA stations as staff and scientists prepare to celebrate the Institute as it turns…

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IITA kicks off 50th anniversary celebration in Ibadan with IFAD president as guest of honor
October 27, 2016

IITA commenced its golden jubilee celebration, with a launching event at the headquarters in Ibadan, on Wednesday, 19 October. The launch…

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IITA at 50
October 21, 2016

IITA celebrate its 50th year of founding in 2017. As IITA starts to celebrate its golden jubilee, we take a “then…

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IFAD President shows support for youth agripreneurship program
October 20, 2016

Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the first Africa Food Prize recipient, will…

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