IITA emerges as winner at the innovation week in Tanzania
IITA–CGIAR won the overall best booth and the best booth under the research institutes and organizations category during the 2023 National Innovation Week held from 24 to 28 April in Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma. The Institute beat 84 other exhibitors, including NGOs, private- and public-sector enterprises across multiple sectors operating in the country.
The National Innovation Exhibition is the platform that hosts a week-long series of collaborative events and exhibitions in Tanzania aimed at providing space to innovators, policymakers, corporate entities, development partners, researchers, and other players in the innovation ecosystem to share what they have been working on, learn from and inspire each other, collaborate across sectors, and transform Tanzania through the scaling of innovation.
IITA showcased several technologies, including digital tools (Plantvillage Nuru, SeedTracker, and AKILIMO), mechanical tools, and value-addition processes with the partner engagement experiences of youths and farmers. The Institute also displayed the natural aflatoxin control product Aflasafe and the Afya soil rapid test kit.