The mission of IITA is to be the leading research partner facilitating agricultural solutions to overcome hunger, poverty, and natural resource degradation throughout the tropics. IITA sees a bright future for Africa, a continent that can become a world leader in agriculture and sustainability.The Institute’s 2012-2020 Strategic Plan established an ambitious goal of lifting 11 million people out of poverty and revitalizing 7.5 million hectares of degraded land by 2020. IITA is committed to providing leadership in the region in achieving these goals.
A total of 288 trainings were conducted by IITA for staff, partners, and other stakeholders.
Table 1 shows the training activities and distributions.
In 2017 IITA scientists published 211 articles in peer-reviewed Thomson-indexed journals.
Selected articles and manuals from the different hubs are presented here by research theme.
Funding for 2017 was US$98.713 million, of which 99.98% came from CRP and Non-CRP funding windows and 0.02% from other sources. Expenditures were US$98.049 million (net of indirect costs recovery of US$10.877 million) of which 88.9% was used for program expenses and 11.1% for management and general expenses.