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Tanzanian president inaugurates new science building

[28 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 20,963 views]

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.

Nigeria releases improved cassava varieties

[28 Aug 2013 | 9 Comments | 23,815 views]

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

Cassava project launches database

[28 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 20,459 views]

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

Biocontrol product reduces mortality in poultry

[28 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 33,191 views]

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.

Ensuring good quality commercial products

[20 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 29,833 views]

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

Nigeria releases Vitamin A maize

[20 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 15,027 views]

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

Tanzania and partners tackle cassava disease

[20 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 78,396 views]

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).

Building African breeders’ capacities

[20 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 8,925 views]

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.

Boosting yam productivity in Ghana and Nigeria

[14 May 2012 | One Comment | 26,322 views]

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.

Pro-vitamin A cassava released

[14 May 2012 | No Comment | 25,848 views]

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.