News
28 August 2013

The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency, Dr Mrisho Jakaya Kikwete, in May, inaugurated IITA’s new science building in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


28 August 2013

Nigeria has released two new improved cassava varieties developed through a collaborative effort between IITA and the Nigerian Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike.


28 August 2013

Cassavabase, a database that promotes open access data sharing, was launched recently. IITA, a major contributor of data to www.cassavabase.org, will host this information resource through the NEXTGEN Cassava project.


28 August 2013

A study by scientists from IITA and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, has found that poultry fed with maize treated with aflasafeâ„¢ experienced reduced mortality in addition to other benefits.


20 January 2013

The Commercial Products (COMPRO-II) project was launched this year in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


20 January 2013

The Nigerian Government has released two new maize hybrids that can provide more vitamin A in the diets of millions in the country.


20 January 2013

Tanzania’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have launched three new projects to support efforts to develop cassava varieties with resistance to Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) and Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD).


20 January 2013

IITA and the West Africa Center for Crop Improvement (WACCI) have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at increasing the number of plant breeders in Africa.


14 May 2012

IITA and partners recently launched the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) project to boost yam productivity and double the incomes of three million yam small-holder farmers in West Africa.


14 May 2012

Three pro-vitamin A cassava varieties developed by IITA in partnership with the National Root Crops Research Institute (Nigeria) were launched recently by the Nigerian government.