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Eastern Africa

A high resolution genetic linkage map of cassava published in G3

A high-resolution linkage map and chromosome scale-genome assembly for cassava by a group of international researchers, including some from IITA, has been published in G3 Genes Genomes Genetics, and highlighted by the Genetics Society of America ( The linkage…

Western Africa

DTMA trains field technicians and seed specialists

IITA, in collaboration with CIMMYT, has organized a one-week training course for field technicians, seed specialists of public institutions, and production managers of seed companies participating in the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project. This is in recognition…

Western Africa

Giant strides in IITA plantain breeding for West Africa

  IITA has made significant progress in its plantain research in West Africa with the generation of seedlings from crosses with in vitro induced tetraploids from diploids―a first for the Institute. The IITA Regional Banana Breeding Manager, Delphine Amah,…