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.
PlantVillage NuruAI app among key innovations supporting poor farmers to cope with climate change
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.
The project seeks to protect the forests and biodiversity of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by offering economic opportunities that provide sufficient income for farmers without the loss of primary forests.
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.
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.
Preserving indigenous and local knowledge of the Congo Basin Rainforest.
The new Center will host seminars, workshops, and trainings that build local and international scientific capacity, and promote collaboration and cooperation.
Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world. We’re uncovering where African pangolins are poached and the routes they take to market
CBI uses trainings, mentorship, research collaborations, and small grants to build scientific capacity in Africa.