Tag Archives: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

‘Six Steps’ toolkit sparks excitement among cassava farmers

Farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria were in awe when the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) conducted some harvest operations on-farm plots set up to demonstrate the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management and Best Planting Practices, one of the project’s agronomic recommendation toolkits. IITA-ACAI last year set

Nigeria:New names for top performing cassava varieties approved

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday evening approved new names for 10 improved cassava varieties, as part of efforts to brand the root crop for easy identification, cultivation and marketing of cassava stems. The branded varieties comprise 6 released varieties and 4 yet-to be-released varieties. The released varieties and their new names are as

Body plots to bolster cassava seed system in Africa

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and its partners are working to provide African cassava farmers with regular and reliable access to high quality planting materials to boost yields and incomes Speaking ahead of the launch of the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS) programme, Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General, International Institute

IITA partners with Mastercard Foundation in Nigeria to implement Young Africa Works

  The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), through its Youth in Agribusiness office, is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation in Nigeria to implement the Young Africa Works strategy. The partnership aims to enable 242,724 young Nigerian women and men to build skills and secure dignified and fulfilling work opportunities in the agrifood value chain

Nigeria: Extension services providers to resume training of farmers 

Extension agents working under the Justice Development and Peace Movement (JDPM), Oyo and the University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM) plan to resume training activities previously halted by the COVID-19 lockdown across the country. The training activities will adhere strictly to the rules on physical distancing set by the country on COVID 19, coordinators from JPDM

AKILIMO prediction expands in Tanzania, Nigeria

Scientists are making progress to expand the prediction coverage of AKILIMO to 5 regions in Tanzania and nine states in Nigeria. Once completed, farmers in the regions will have access to site-specific recommendations on agronomic practices in cassava farming systems. Developed by the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Nigeria: Policymakers commend IITA for efforts on digital agriculture

Policymakers in Nigeria have lauded efforts by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on digital agriculture. At the meeting tagged: ‘Presentation of Digital Tools: Disruptive Innovations in Cassava and Maize Farming systems’, the Commissioners for Agriculture in Ondo and Ekiti states, Messrs Adegboyega Adefarati and Folorunso Olabode appreciated the IITA-led African Cassava Agronomy Initiative

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