Projects

Using technologies for food security and rural livelihoods

IITA, in partnership with two other CGIAR centers, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Bioversity International, had been implementing the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA). CIALCA aimed to reduce poverty among smallholder farmers through increased farm productivity, household income, and improved nutrition.

Youth Engagement in Agribusiness

Despite the growing concern about the lack of interest in agriculture among African youths, engaging them in agriculture has become a prominent topic. According to Larissa Nawo, a young researcher with the IITA–CARE project, agriculture—the developing world’s single most significant source of employment—plays a pivotal role in Africa’s economic development, and Cameroon, in particular.

Research Datasets

CBI collects data in partnership with other research organizations to advance the understanding of the Congo Basin. Our datasets are freely available to other researchers with proper citation.

Conservation Action Research Network

The Conservation Action Research Network seeks to advance evidence-based conservation efforts that conserve biodiversity and ecosystem health, protect threatened wildlife species and habitats, and promote environmental sustainability.

Distance Learning Center

The new Center will host seminars, workshops, and trainings that build local and international scientific capacity, and promote collaboration and cooperation.