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Dual-purpose cowpea
December 1, 2017

In the late 1980s, there was an increase in the production of cowpea by around US$650 million annually in Nigeria alone….

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Picture of Drs Edward Pulver (left), and Eric Kueneman (right)
New soybean for Africa
December 1, 2017

Before IITA was set up in Ibadan, high-yielding soybean cultivars from the USA could not be grown in Africa without what…

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Looking back: Battling the Cassava Mosaic Virus
November 22, 2017

In 1971, Dr S.K. Hahn arrived in the IITA campus in Ibadan to establish a Root and Tuber Improvement Program. However,…

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IITA50 celebrated in Bujumbura
October 16, 2017

IITA Burundi celebrated the Golden Jubilee in Bujumbura on 21 September in collaboration with the Burundian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock…

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Picture of Edward Kanju explaining about cassava breeding during the field tour.
IITA50 celebrations held in Uganda
October 6, 2017

IITA organized yet another colorful and successful event to mark its 50th anniversary. this time in Uganda at the National Crop…

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Picture of Dignitaries led by (from left) DG Sanginga, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Dr Akin Adesina, and former Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo at the commisioning of the Agripreneur Building.
Goodwill messages and nostalgia at IITA50 celebrations
September 16, 2017

HE General Yakubu Gowon Former Head of State, Nigeria I have a very close relationship with this Institute coupled with memories…

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Picture of Alumni being given a grand tour of IITA facilities and new initiatives at IITA.
Alumni agree to formalize association to better support IITA
September 16, 2017

IITA alumni, who are current and past staff and students of the Institute, have agreed to and taken the first steps…

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Picture of Cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the Golden Jubilee Crescent, formerly Equatorial Crescent: DG Sanginga, Kwesi Atta-Krah, Mrs Sanginga, Bruce Coulman, and Alec Butler.
Celebrating with trees
September 16, 2017

Planting trees to celebrate important events is a tradition at IITA. Usually one person plants a single tree but to celebrate…

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Picture of Pres. Akin Adesina leads dignitaries in touring the Agripreneur building.
My work with IITA continues – Adesina
September 16, 2017

African Development Bank President Dr Akin Adesina paid tribute to IITA as a premiere organization working towards transforming agriculture in Africa…

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Picture of The Minister (right) being welcomed by IITA staff Georg Goergen, Muaka Toko, Rousseau Djouaka, and Emmanuel Njukwe during the tour of the biodiversity center.
Burundi Minister of Agriculture visits IITA Benin
September 16, 2017

His Excellency, Déo-Guide Rurema, Burundi Minister of Agriculture, accompanied by Emmanuel Njukwe from IITA Central African Hub and Rousseau Djouaka of…

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