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Cassava: ACAI scientists and partners to meet in Zanzibar to review progress

Scientists, experts and scaling partners of the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are set for their 4th annual review and planning meeting. The aim is to discuss and unveil the progress made in cassava agronomy and how such efforts are addressing the low yield per hectare on farmers’

Scientists train farmers Cassava Weed Management

About 30,000 farmers from Abia, Benue, Oyo, Ogun and Osun state will benefit from the training on the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management & Best Planting Practices, says Godwin Atser, ACAI Digital Extension & Advisory Services Specialist today. The training is aimed at empowering farmers with the knowledge to boost cassava and maize productivity

Body unveils digital tools for agricultural transformation

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Friday unveiled a suite digital tools that are helping in transforming farming, improving yield and livelihoods of farmers. The digital tools include the cassava, Goseed and yam seed trackers; Akilimo, IITA Herbicide Calculator, e-commerce site and IITA News App. Dr Nteranya Sanginga, IITA Director General who marks

Kenya joins International Dairy Federation

Kenya has now officially joined the International Dairy Federation (IDF), the leading global source of science-based dairy expertise since 1903. This year the IDF General Assembly was delighted to welcome two new members, Russia and Kenya, into the IDF. Commenting, Dr Judith Bryans President of the IDF said: “We’re very happy to welcome both Russia

Nigeria needs USD29 billion to tackle malnutrition

Nigeria needs $29 billion to tackle malnutrition, Alh. Sabo Nanono, State Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development said on Friday. “Addressing malnutrition challenges is not only social service but economic strategy,” Nanono, who was represented by the Director of Agriculture, Engr. Frank Satumari, said at the press conference held at the in International Institute of

Obasanjo urges DR Congo to invest in agriculture

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has urged the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to invest in agriculture and particularly cassava, soybean, cowpea and plantain. Speaking during the official inauguration of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Kalambo research station in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the country’s President, Felix Tshisekedi, Obasanjo

IITA renames DRC research station after Olusegun Obasanjo

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Kalambo Station – located in South-Kivu Province, in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo – will be named “The President Olusegun Obasanjo Research Campus” by His Excellency the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mr Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo. The efforts of this former Nigeria

Climate smart to support aqua park establishment

By Checky Abuje The Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture programme working across counties in Western Kenya has expressed commitment to the establishment of Aqua parks across the region in a bid to promote fish farming as a way of empowering riparian communities in the lake regions. Speaking during a visit to the border county of Busia, the

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