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IITA to Participate in Campus France

IITA to Participate in Campus France

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA Abuja has indicated its interest to participate in a one-day event, Campus France, organized by the French Embassy. The event is scheduled to take place in Paris on 5 June. Campus France focuses on education and agriculture and is a platform for universities and research centers in Africa

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IITA, Sierra Leone Sign Agreement for Food Security

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA, has signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Agriculture, to partner with the government on reduction of malnutrition and ensuring food security in the country. The MoU entails the introduction of new crop varieties and cultivation techniques, the reopening of IITA station in

US, Nigeria Partner To Fight Bird Flu

As part of moves to prevent further spread of bird flu in Nigeria, the United States, US has through its Agency for International Development, USAID, sponsored the training of relevant stakeholders on how best to control the disease in the country. Apart from a similar workshop held in Kano State recently, about 160 people from

FG distributes Cash To Agric Cooperative Societies

  In order to boost agricultural production in Nigeria, the Federal Government has distributed N2.2bn to the 444 agricultural-based cooperative societies in 148 local government areas out of the 774 LGs in the country. The three agricultural-based cooperative societies selected from each of the 148 LGAs received N500, 000 each for group agricultural activities, for

HarvestPlus Tackles Violence with Diet

  To reduce crime rate and violence in Nigeria, HarvestPlus Nigeria, a research institute, is set to spread its Hidden Hunger campaign across the states in the country. Paul Ilona, country manager of the institute, disclosed that lack of vitamin A deters growth, development, and maintenance of human immune system. To him, right diet with

Exploring the Next Frontier

Eager to harness its resources for food security and economic growth, the Ekiti State government recently held an AgriBusiness Forum in Akure, the state capital As an experienced farmer, Sunday Osanyilusi knows the importance and place of fertiliser in ensuring a good yield. But beyond such knowledge, year in, year out, he had watched helplessly

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