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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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What Nigeria needs to worry about,

By Obasanjo Nigeria’s changing demography driven by rapid growth in population coupled with a stagnant and in some cases retrogressing agricultural productivity are challenges that the country needs to worry…

 
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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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WHO, partners launch a new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track

The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have on Monday launched new an initiative to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the…

 
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The family exert pressure women to get more children

Women in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda are often pressured by family and through societal expectations to have more children but commonly resort to covert or indirect means of contraception to…

 
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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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Lady, you want a baby? Marry early

Rising pressures of life is making many women worldwide marry late, but according to Dr Babatunde Okewale, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (O&G) and a fertility expert, Nigeria, this fact could…

 
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Health: A new partnership for Africa launched by UBA Foundation, GAVI

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the UBA Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa Group, have joined together to strengthen health systems and raise awareness…

 
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IITA, AfDB to help Taraba transform cassava

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) plans to work with the Taraba State Government in Nigeria to transform cassava in the framework of the African Development Bank-funded Technologies for…

 
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