International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.
IITA is a non-profit international organization founded in 1967 and governed by a Board of Trustees.
Its award-winning agricultural research for development (R4D) addresses the needs of the poor and vulnerable in the tropics. It works with public and private sector partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce risk to producers and consumers, and generate wealth from agriculture.
The Institute’s R4D covers the following themes: biotechnology and genetic improvement, natural resource management, plant production and plant health, and social science and agribusiness.
For the last 45 years, IITA’s agricultural R4D has delivered over 70 per cent of CGIAR impact in sub-Saharan Africa. It has achieved this impact by focusing on key tropical food crops, such as banana and plantain, maize, cassava, soybean, cowpea, tree crops, and yam.
With the mission to enhance food security and improve livelihoods through R4D, IITA tackles these challenges by pursuing these interrelated objectives: improving food security, increasing the profitability of foods and other agricultural products, reducing risks to producers and consumers, and helping national entities to expand agricultural growth.
IITA Headquarters: PMB 5320, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Mailing address: IITA Ltd 7th Floor, Grosvenor House, 125 High Street, Croydon CRO 9XP, UK
Ph: +1 201 6336094, +234 2 7008004481 Fax: +234 2 2412221, +44 208 7113786
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News from International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Securing East Africa’s cassava10.07.18
IITA is eliminating viruses from cassava germplasm so it can safely be transported from East…Read more
Reading between the gender lines among coffee farming households in Uganda02.07.18
How can gender be approached in Uganda's coffee value chain? Coffee in Uganda is traditionally…Read more
AfDB to invest $120 million to boost cassava and others21.06.18
The African Development Bank (AfDB) today said it will invest $120 million in the next…Read more
Publications from International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Evaluation of CRP on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB)28.03.18
- Food Security
Evaluation of CRP Maize28.03.18
- Food Security