Serving AFRICAN FARMERS Through RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT 2017 ANNUAL REPORT IITA 50+

 

 

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IITA Director General

From the Board Chair and the Director General

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.

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  • IITA celeberates 
    50 years of service
    to Africa

 

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2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Improving Crops

improving crops

First-ever Tanzanian Mchare banana hybrids produced

Improving Crops

Mapping the white Guinea yam to speed up breeding

Improving Crops

Improving Crops

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Multiple stress tolerant soybean varieties

 

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Ensuring Impact and Delivery

Ensuring Impact and Delivery

Science-based delivery to transform African agriculture

Ensuring Impact and Delivery

Using GIS tools to overcome the uncertainties of scaling technologies

Ensuring Impact and Delivery

Ensuring Impact and Delivery

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Agricultural cooperatives in Zambia accelerate adoption of improved maize varieties

 

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Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives

Innovative seed production technologies scaled up to boost yam production

Strategic Initiatives

Who earns, works more and covers the expenses?

Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives

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IITA Youth Agripreneurs in 2017: Improved approaches and widespread activities

 

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Managing Natural Resources

Managing Natural Resources

Taking good care of soils to increase land productivity

Managing Natural Resources

Managing Natural Resources

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Decision support tool for site-specific recommendations to improve cassava agronomy

 

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Making Crops Healthy

MAKING CROPS HEALTHY

Elite disease resistant germplasm successfully exchanged and evaluated in five African countries

 

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Training and Seminars

A total of 288 trainings were conducted by IITA for staff, partners, and other stakeholders.
Table 1 shows the training activities and distributions.

534

Staff Trained

501

Internships

285

Training

24

Talent Grants

Publications

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.

Articles

 

Manuals

 

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Our Finances and Supporters

Funding Overview

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.

Top 10 Donors: 2016 and 2017


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