International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Abbreviation IITA
Motto Research to Nourish Africa
Formation 1967
Type NGO
Purpose Agricultural research and development
Headquarters Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Region served
Africa
Affiliations CGIAR
Website http://www.iita.org
Nigerian farmers in the Middle Belt

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture, with the ultimate goals of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. IITA's research-for-development (R4D) focuses on addressing the development needs of tropical countries. The institute was established in 1967 and is headquartered in Ibadan, Nigeria, with several research stations across Africa. IITA is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Trustees, supported by several countries and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

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