International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Our award-winning research for development (R4D) addresses the development needs of tropical countries. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture.

We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by several countries.

Our Vision

To be the leading research partner facilitation agricultural solutions for the problems of hunger and poverty in the tropics.

Our Mission

To increase agricultural production, food security, and income in the tropics, especially in Africa.