Message from the DDG R4D – 2013

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“There is a lot of buzz around IITA these days”, someone said to me a while ago – and I agree, there certainly is a lot of positive buzz! 2013 has been a year of expansion and of growth, manifested in a rapid increase in number of staff, number and types of projects and partnerships, as well as in infrastructural … Read More

Message from the Regional Director (Western Africa) – 2013

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The year 2013 is another landmark period for the Western Africa Hub, highlighted by a number of significant achievements in our R4D work in the region and contributing towards the realization of the institute’s mission and vision as stated in our 2010-2020 Refreshed Strategy. Of course, these would not have been made possible without the continued support and trust of … Read More

Message from the Regional Director (Central Africa) – 2013

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The Central Africa Hub, established through the IITA 2012-2020 Refreshed Strategy, has been active for one and a half years. Farming families in Central Africa are facing major challenges while the region is under-resourced in terms of science for development capacity and presence of the international scientific research community. Our increased research capacity in the region, up from 8 scientists … Read More

Message from the Regional Director (Eastern Africa) – 2013

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The year 2013 has been another special year for us here at the Eastern Africa hub. It saw us launch our new science building, one of our staff received a prestigious international award and our research scope increased and spread to more countries in the region through new exciting projects. Launch of new science building The long-awaited launch of our … Read More

Message from the Director General

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Eighteen months ago, I came back to IITA to start a new journey with a new management team and a refreshed strategy. Upon assumption as the Director General on 1 November 2011, I promised to implement the IITA strategy in the face of development challenges…

Message from the Board Chair

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In 2012, IITA underwent a major transition in its management and organization of research programs. This was Dr Nteranya Sanginga’s first full year as Director General and during the year he hired a new senior management team: Dr Kenton Dashiell, Deputy Director General (DDG) Partnerships and Capacity Development, Dr Ylva Hillbur, DDG Research for Development, and Mr Kwame Akuffo-Akoto, DDG Corporate Services.

Message from the DDG R4D

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It is with great pleasure that I present to you IITA’s 2012 Regional Highlights. This report, which complements the institute’s corporate annual report, showcases research-for-development activities in each of the institute’s four regional hubs: Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and Western Africa.

Message from the Regional Director (Eastern Africa)

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I have the pleasure of presenting to you the first annual report of IITA’s Eastern Africa Hub. In this report, we highlight our research- for-development (R4D) achievements in 2012 in pursuit of sustainable solutions to the complex challenges that smallholder farmers in the region are facing.