An Africa-based international not-for-profit research-for-development organization, established in 1967, and governed by a board of trustees.
IITA is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership for a food secure future. IITA’s mission is to offer a leading research partnership that facilitates agricultural solutions for hunger, poverty, and natural resource degradation throughout the tropics.
IITA has over 100 internationally recruited staff and around 1000 support staff based in various IITA stations across Africa. IITA’s mission is in line with that of the new CGIAR and focuses on the four system-level outcomes (SLOs):
(1) Increase in food security
(2) Reduction of rural poverty
(3) Reduction of under nutrition
(4) Sustainable management of natural resources.
IITA is the technical partners and major host of Corporate Farmers Reality TV show