Natural solutions paramount for effective plant pest management

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) held a joint consultative workshop on biological control for pest management in Eastern Africa to highlight ecological methods of managing...

Hunger still rising across East Africa, says new UN-backed report

Issued by the region’s Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, the IGAD Regional Focus on Food Crises report sounds the alarm over escalating food insecurity and malnutrition in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. “The current food...

Data management gets a boost

Data management in IITA got a boost with IITA’s participation in Research Data Alliance 15 Plenary for Interest Group on Agriculture Data (IGAD) online held on 9 April 2020. IITA was asked to present on its efforts at promoting agricultural data. Institutional Data...

South Sudan at risk of acute food insecurity- FSNWG and FAO

According to the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG), a multi-stakeholder regional forum chaired by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) about 108,000 people are...

Testimonies from Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness alumni!

Late last year, together with our Partners from the African Management Institute (AMI) and the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI), we arranged a course supporting the new generation of entrepreneurs in the African agribusiness sector in...