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Gen. Yakubu Gowon leads dignitaries in celebrating IITA’s 50th anniversary commemoration
September 15, 2017

Fifty years after signing the Presidential Decree to establish IITA, HE General Yakubu Gowon was back at IITA Ibadan to celebrate…

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Dignitaries pay tribute to IITA at Golden Jubilee celebration
September 15, 2017

Political and business leaders, donors, scientists, and other eminent personalities joined the IITA community in celebrating the Golden Jubilee at IITA…

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Three presidents, high-level officials, key partners, and IITA family celebrate IITA’s 50th anniversary
September 15, 2017

On 24 July, IITA marked its 50th year of founding with a huge celebration at its headquarters in Ibadan, attended by…

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The first achievement of the Biological Control Center for Africa
August 25, 2017

In the 1980s, the Biological Control Center for Africa was set up by IITA in Cotonou. Beforehand, in the late 1970s,…

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IITA’s first collaborative projects
July 16, 2017

IITA’s first project involving research cooperation was established in 1971 with the Overseas Development Administration in the UK. The project focused…

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The Consultative Group on International Agricutural Research*
July 16, 2017

IITA is part of the 15 international research centers scattered across the world under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research…

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The two principal founders of IITA
July 8, 2017

The idea of a research institute in sub-Saharan Africa was first discussed by Forrest Hill and George Harrar of the Ford…

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The start of IITA’s Training Program, and progress to date
July 7, 2017

A. Hugh Bunting, Chairman of IITA’s Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1979, wrote a report on training for staff of…

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IITA50-LookingBack: PPS and the IITA Campus
June 26, 2017

The IITA Campus we know today owes its history to the institute’s Physical Plant Services (PPS). Plans for the first phase…

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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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