Excellent facilities for excellent research

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“I am happy to be within the first generation of researchers who can use the state-of-the-art lab facilities in the IITA Science Building in Tanzania,” says Harun Muruthi, an associate professional officer (APO) in plant pathology and recipient of the Wageningen University-administered Lukas Brader scholarship program for outstanding students from sub- Saharan Africa. “I am currently working on soybean rust … Read More

Shaping the future of agriculture

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‘‘Most people our age are not attracted to agriculture, probably because it is not very glamorous or the money isn’t very good. A few are interested but are stymied by lack of training, resources, and capital support,” say Bankole Akinyele and Evelyn Ohanwusi, both in their mid-20s, and co-leaders of IITA’s Youth Agripreneurs Program or IYA. “Our vision is to … Read More