Gearing up for impact: IITA’s vision and mission

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In 2017, IITA—the first agricultural research center in the African link of international organizations—will mark 50 years of supporting national systems and nourishing the African smallholder farmers. Our mission remains: to offer a leading research partnership that facilitates agricultural solutions for hunger, poverty, and natural resource degradation throughout the tropics. To make sure that we meet our goal, we continue ... Read More

Message from the Director General

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Dr Nteranya Sanginga Director General In 2017, we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary – half a century spent in nourishing Africa through research-for-development! Not many international agricultural research centers have made it this far. I cannot imagine an Africa – or a world for that matter – without IITA. However, as we look towards this milestone and beyond it ... Read More

Message from the Board Chair

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Bruce Coulman Board Chair 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. The Institute’s 2012-2020 Refreshed 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 social scientists ... Read More