Women in Dairy Production: Awala Women Pioneering Change in Rural Agriculture

In Awala Madugu Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Naja’atu Isa Sherrif and other women in her community participated in the modern dairy production training organized by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in partnership with Sebore Farms International. Sharing the impact of the training Naja’atu stated that they have improved their record-keeping, hygiene and […]

Empowering African youth and women through agriculture: IITA Youth Agripreneurs’ contribution to a sustainable future

The challenge of unemployment in African countries is a high-priority issue, particularly for the youth, who make up a significant portion of the population. In response to this challenge, IITA–CGIAR established the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) initiative, a youth-in-agribusiness model designed to combat widespread youth unemployment and foster self-employment in agriculture. In August 2012, the[…..]

How I Convinced My Son With PhD in Electronics to Become Farmer – Obasanjo

A former President of Nigeria and Ambassador of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has stressed the need for stakeholders in the agricultural sector to introduce some glamour and innovations to farming if young people must find it attractive. The former President, who stated this during the inauguration of the Southern[…..]

YAS, 130 others showcase products, services at Lagos Food Fair

The Youth in Agribusiness: Enabling scaling of innovative technologies for sustainable food solutions (YAS) project joined no fewer than 130 organizations and businesses for a three-day exhibition and conference at the recently concluded Nigeria Agro Food Fair in Lagos. During the exhibition, the YAS team showcased various agricultural products that were produced, processed and packaged[…..]

Amplifying TAAT’s impact: Driving agricultural advancements through the Demand Strategy Stakeholder workshop in Abuja

In March, stakeholders from various sectors converged in Abuja, Nigeria, for the Demand Strategy Stakeholder workshop organized by the Policy Innovation Center (PIC). The workshop, a beacon of collaboration and innovation, aimed to explore avenues for leveraging technology to enhance farmers’ productivity, particularly focusing on youth and women’s inclusion in agribusiness activities. The discussions reflected[…..]

Transforming agriculture in Kenya: ENABLE TAAT at the Kilimo Biashara Expo 2024

During the 2024 Kilimo Biashara Expo, the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative made a significant impact by participating and showcasing technologies from the Beans, Maize, and Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) compacts. The Kilimo Biashara Expo is an annual event organized by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), aimed at promoting[…..]

Strengthening Adamawa’s Dairy Sector: IITA and Sebore Farms Paving the Way to Prosperity

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is exposing Adamawa state youths to dairy industry opportunities. This is facilitated through two of its youths in agribusiness projects- IFAD Agrihub and the Innovative Youth in Agriculture projects. The two projects have identified Sebore Farms in Adamawa State as a reliable partner to drive this cause. Through[…..]

Empowering Africa’s agricultural future: ENABLE TAAT Compact’s impact in Sierra Leone

In the heart of bustling African countries, TAAT has emerged as a beacon of hope for the continent’s youth. With a mission to empower and uplift through innovative technology in agriculture, TAAT, under the ENABLE TAAT Compact, is bridging the gap between traditional farming practices and modern techniques, paving way for a more sustainable and[…..]

Empowering Sierra Leone’s Agricultural Future: IITA’s Transformative Initiatives through the ENABLE TAAT Project

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has reinforced its commitment to fostering agricultural progress in Sierra Leone through a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture. The Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Dr. Simeon Ehui, IITA’s Director-General, and CGIAR Director for Africa, and Hon Henry Musa Kpaka, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture, signifies a[…..]

IITA trains over 1,900 youths in agribusiness; targets 10,000 beneficiaries

As part of concerted efforts to expose youths to diverse opportunities in agriculture, alleviate unemployment, and bolster agricultural productivity in Nigeria to grow wealth and combat poverty, the Youth in Agribusiness (YAS) project of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has successfully trained 1,918 youths in different parts of the country. In collaboration with[…..]