• Central Africa
  • Eastern Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • West Africa

  • Democratic Republic Of Congo
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Nigeria
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Organisation type:
    Non-governmental Organisations
    Research Institutions & Think Tanks
Technology type:
Business model:
    Build Operate Transfer (BOT)
    Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT)
    Commercial & Industrial Use (C&I)
    Licensing & Technology Transfer

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

IITA, winner of the 2018 Africa FOOD Prize Award, generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Through our membership of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), IITA has delivered more than 70% of the impact from the CGIAR’s portfolio in 35 countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

The core mission and main organisation of IITA are two-fold; our ‘Research for Development’ focuses on engineering and piloting solutions in the field of

  1. biotechnology and crop improvement
  2. plant production and health
  3. nutrition and food technology
  4. natural resource management, and
  5. social science and business development

Our ‘Partnerships for Development’ work towards widespread scaling, capacity building, youth empowerment, business incubation and farm mechanisation by engaging with local and global communities of donors, investors, partners, collaborators, networks, and beneficiaries.