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IITA engages young schoolchildren as future agriculture entrepreneurs

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) received the prestigious Africa Food Prize (AFP) award for 2018. As Director General of the first institution to be awarded this distinguished prize,…

 
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John Deere Employs Contractor Model to Help Kenya’s Smallholder Farmers Mechanise

John Deere is introducing a new contractor model to enable smallholder farmers in Kenya to gain access to agricultural machinery such as tractors and tillage equipment, thereby allowing them to…

 
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Cattle urine’s planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration

When cow urine falls on degraded land, it releases far more nitrous oxide – a potent greenhouse gas – than when absorbed by healthy pasture. The findings of a new…

 
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Food insecurity: FAO vouches for Innovation in agriculture

Rapid advances in agricultural innovation that address climate change and support family farmers are crucial if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s…

 
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Obasanjo picked to chair Zero Hunger

Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo will chair activities of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum’s meeting in Sokoto state today. The two-day meeting in Sokoto, which begins on Wednesday, will…

 
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Tanzania registers technology to combat aflatoxin

The eagerly awaited registration of AfasafeTZ by the Tropical Pesticides Research Institute in Tanzania has been finalized. This paves the way for the local manufacturing and commercialization of this natural,…

 
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State Formulates Strategy to Transform the Agriculture Sector

By PATRICK AMUNAVI The Government has formulated the Agricultural Sector Transformation and Growth Strategy (ASTGS) with a view to transform Kenya’s agricultural sector and make it a regional powerhouse. The…

 
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IITA, Sudan seeks collaboration on cassava transformation

The Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga said Thursday that a collaboration between his organisation and Sudan will put smiles on the faces…

 
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Japanese seek deeper collaboration with Nigeria, IITA

The Japanese government has assured Nigeria’s Ministry of Agriculture and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) of continued support despite the current downward trend of funding The Head of…

 
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Tackling youth unemployment: Cote d’Ivoire sends a mission to Nigeria

Cote d’Ivoire, Africa’s largest cocoa producer, has sent a delegation to Nigeria to understudy the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Youth Agripreneur (IYA) Model, as part of efforts to…

 
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