IITA holds workshop on engaging youth for agricultural transformation in Africa

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

The  International Institute of Tropical Agriculture(IITA) in partnership with the Support  for Agricultural Research  for Development  of Strategic Crops (SARD-SC) in Africa,  will hold  a two - day  workshop  on Engagement of  Youth entrepreneurship for Agricultural Transformation in Africa  from 28th  to 30th of May,2014.  The opening session of the workshop is slated for Wednesday 28th May 2014 by 9.00am at the Conference Centre of  IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria. IITA and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) are developing an ...

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Breaking the myth of urban consumers

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

The rice value chain team at Africa Rice Center, Cotonou (Benin), Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) and Saint Louis (Senegal) organized and hosted a training workshop from 21 to 25 April 2014 in Dar-es-Salaam on ‘Experimental Auctions’ for national agricultural research systems (NARS) scientists from seven African countries, namely Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. Supported by the African Development Bank he training workshop , aimed to contribute to building the capacity of partners from the ‘Support to Agricultural Research ...

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AFDB on second supervision mission to SARD-SC project

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

The African Development Bank(AFDB) undertook the second supervision mission to the IITA/SARD-SC project, from 21 to 30 April 2014, in Ibadan, Nigeria. Members of the supervision mission were Dr. Ibrahim Amadou and mission leader, Mr. Abdullaihi B. Imoru, Principal Procurement Officer, Mr.Danladi Ebbah, Agricultural Engineer and Mr. Femi Fajuyi, Consultant Financial Management Specialist. The objectives of the mission were to assess the implementation progress of the different project components, address present and potential problems which could negatively affect the project, follow ...

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Researchers plan messages to increase adoption of cassava flour in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Scientists from IITA and partners held a three-day meeting in Sierra Leone developing messages and story lines that would spur the adoption and use of high quality cassava flour in the country. The meeting which was organized by SARD SC cassava project and facilitated by the partner organization “Advocacy Action for Sustainable Development” (the Sierra Leonean based national non-governmental organization”— in collaboration with IITA, Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI), and the Sierra Leonean Chamber of Agribusiness Development (SLeCAD) attracted participants ...

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