IITA chief thumbs up IITA Cassava Weed Management Project for research and delivery
In a 30-minute presentation to more than 300 researchers including members of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Kenton Dashiell acknowledged the efficient mechanism of the IITA-managed Cassava - Read more
Cassava: Over 100 trained as spray service providers
Close to a hundred people have trained as spray service providers on herbicides application, safety and use in Abia state, Nigeria. The training, which came at the onset of cassava planting season, was conducted by - Read more
Revised Handbook of West African Weeds to help farmers tackle weeds in farms
The revised version of the Handbook of West African Weeds is a tool that will help farmers to identify and tackle the different species of weeds in the region, researchers say today. The new edition - Read more
Nigeria’s gari revolution: improving efficiency and equity of a staple food.
Gari is a staple food for millions of West Africans, particularly in Nigeria where its production exceeds 9 million tons a year, and employs hundreds of thousands of people – especially women and children. Made - Read more
Building an Economically Sustainable Integrated Seed System for Cassava (BASICS) in Nigeria.
Building an Economically Sustainable Integrated Seed System for Cassava (BASICS) in Nigeria is a 4-year project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that seeks to create a commercially viable private sector cassava seed - Read more
Ogun State honours IITA, AATF and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for commitment to agriculture
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation were honoured by the Ogun State Government for their work on agricultural transformation in Ogun State - Read more