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Coordinated Projects - Nigeria (19)

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  • Achieving Development Impact and Environmental Enhancement through Adoption of Balanced Nutrient Management Systems by Farmers in the West-African Savanna (BNMS II)

    Achieving Development Impact and Environmental Enhancement through Adoption of Balanced Nutrient Management Systems by Farmers in the West-African Savanna (BNMS II)

  • Aflatoxin risk assessment, biological control options and interventions

    Goal: To improve food quality and child health in Benin by reducing aflatoxin contamination Purpose: To fill the knowledge gaps in preparation of implementation of biological control and management options to reduce aflatoxin risk Outputs: - To know the factors that influence Aspergillus flavus strains and toxin expression in different agro-ecozones

  • BNMS - Balanced Nutrient Management Systems for Maize Based Farming Systems in the Moist Savanna and Humid Forest Zone of West-Africa

    Research on the best ways of improving nutrient use efficiency of both locally and externally available sources (organic and inorganic) and its interaction with the improved germplasm. An integrated approach to plant nutrient research is proposed which is geared to produce recommendations in accordance with the resources available in different agro-ecological conditions and adapted to various farming systems.

  • Breeding and Delivering Superior Plantain and Banana to Smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Evaluation and delivery of disease-resistant plantain hybrids to NARS and the farming community. Expansion of the breeding capability for plantain and banana in Africa. Investigation for key breeding constraints for banana and plantain improvement. Providing research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and post graduate fellows. Maintain the breeding capability for plantains in West Africa and bananas in East Africa Evaluate and deliver varieties of plantains and bananas with high post-harvest processing value and resistance to diseases and pests. Strengthen the research capability of national programmes through collaborative research and provide research opportunities for degree-oriented training.

  • Capacity strengthening in Research Methods of partners in East and Central Africa

    Capacity strengthening for researchers in agroforestry in scienitific analysis and presentation.

  • Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA)

    CIALCA is a new initiative to revitalize the agricultural smallholder sector in Central Africa. The geographic focus lies on DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. 3 specific projects are joined within the activities of the Consortium: 1. Impact Pathways in Musa-based Systems (INIBAP ) 2. Sustainable and Profitable Banana-based Systems (IITA) 3. Enhancing resilience of agro-ecosystems (TSBF-CIAT). Local coordinator: N. Sanginga; Belgian coordinator: R. Merckx

  • Ontwikkeling en verspreiding van verbeterde nematode resistente bananenvariëteiten voor arme boeren in de hooglanden van Oost-Afrika

    Development and distribution of improved nematode resistant banana varieties for poor farmers in the Highlands of East Africa. Strenghtening the local nematology research capacity.

  • Development and evaluation of strategies to reduce aflatoxin contamination of maize in Africa

    Major Research Domain: Food security, aflatoxin Goal: Contribution to an improvement of public health by improving maize quality and food security Outputs: - To test efficacy and economics of agrotechnological components of maize aflatoxin reduction packages, i.e. biological control of Aspergillus flavus to preclude aflatoxin contamination, management of insect communities to reduce storage

  • Development of strategies to promote farmer utilisation of herbaceous legumes for natural resource management to improve farm income and food security (NEW CONTRACT-NO: 81051366)

    Goal: Contribution to a promotion of farmer adoption of sustainable, income generating technologies using herbaceous legumes Outputs: - To determine and exploit opportunities for introducing herbaceous legumes into crop livestock systems in key moist savannah sub-regions in order to promote farmer income and food security in an environmentally stable manner - To develop methodologies to better target the use of herbaceous legumes to promote sustainable agriculture including

  • Identifying Insect Vectors and Transmission Mechanisms for Banana Xanthamonas Wilt to Improve Understanding of Disease Epidemiology

    Objectives: To provide benefits for poor people generated by application of new knowledge on crop protection to annual and herbaceous crops in Forest Agriculture production systems. Background: Almost no information is available about the vectors, infection courts, transmission epidemiology and biology of BXW, since the disease is new. A good understanding of these factors is required for developing and targetting BXW management practices. The Uganda National Banana Research Programme (UNBRP), in collaboration with other national and international partners, has undertaken an intensive BXW mitigation programme and country-wide awareness campaign. The primary objective of this campaign is to contain the disease and prevent its spread. The principal recommendation has been to protect banana plants by removal of the male flowers to eliminate the most likely infection court. This recommendation has been drawn from the research and management of Moko disease in the Americas. However, the presence of similar groups of vectors and disease pathways for BXW remains to be confirmed.

  • International Workshop on 'IPM in a changing world - innovative pathways towards food security and food safety'

    Goal: To provide guidance to institutions and organizations -including the CGIAR Centers- which work towards a world with less poverty and hunger, improved human health and more resilient ecosystems on how to address crop losses effectively for rapid impact on food security and safety. Purpose: To identify the priority areas in crop protection and plant health management that have to be immediately addressed by the international community for significant impact on food security and safety within the next two decades. To propose suitable approaches which support low-income countries in benefiting from existing advanced technologies and enable them to build their own sufficient and durable innovation capacity.

  • Managing micro-organisms to enhance plant health for sustainable banana production in Eastern Africa

    Goal: Exploiting microbial interactions for enhanced banana plant health and productivity Outputs: - To find, test and apply microbial antagonists to control banana pests and diseases such as banana weevil, plant parasitic nematodes and Fusarium wilt - To establish modes of action, persistence, distribution and competition among different species and strains

  • Physiological Mechanisms and their Variability for Drought Tolerance in Cassava

    Goal: Contribute to a reduction in poverty in drought prone rural environments through increased food security and income generation. Purpose: Enhancing yield and yield stability of cassava in these environments

  • Project Officer - Contracts & Grants

    Goal: To support all IITA to implement its organizational mission and programs Outputs: - To ensure that Iita scientists and ist Research and Development Council is aware of opportunities for attracting development-investor funding - To assist scientists in the formulation and submission of proposals - To follow on submission - To maintain and manage various information options which ensure timely reporting, investor preferences and requirements, and the organizational trackrecord of fund raising Major Results Achieved: not yet available (new project)06-30

  • Realising sustainable weed management to reduce poverty and drudgery amongst small scale farmers in the West African savannah

    Objectives: Improved weed management strategies evaluated and promoted through novel participatory methods and much closer liaison between researchers, disseminators, and policy makers. Background: Continuous cultivation of the moist savannah zone with inadequate use of nutrient inputs in Nigeria has recently become a common practice as a result of a combination of rapidly expanding population and increasing urban market demand. This appears to be a microcosm of what the future seems to hold for the entire moist savannah zone in West Africa. Regrettably, this has occurred without the use of balanced nutrient management systems and thus the natural resource base of the soil is being contnuously degraded. In consequence, crop yields are falling to very low levels and poverty amongst agricultural communities is widespread, with average income falling to less than $1 per day.

  • Soil conservation options in the Savanna of West-Africa: new approaches to assess their potential

    Major Research Domain: sustainable productivity, natural resources, farming systems, policy, soil erosion Goal: Contribute to food security, income generation and poverty alleviation in rural communities through enhanced and sustainable land use systems

  • Soil conservation options to improve food securityin the Savanna of West Africa: Application of radionuclide technology

    Goal: - Contribute to food security and poverty alleviation in rural communities through enhanced land use managment Purpose: - To explore the scope for soil conservation interventions and to develop methods for assessing thei perfomance in the short and long term

  • soil recovery through use of microbes and plant

    Soil fertility is important, degraded soil can be ammended through the use of microbes and plants that are nitrogen fixing

  • Support Research at the IITA

    Major Research Domain: market opportunities, commercial commodities, IITA mandate crops Priority: 4

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