Throwback Thursday: Photos of International Institute of Tropical Agricultural (IITA) in the Early 60s.

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International Institute of Tropical Agricultural (IITA) was established in 1967 in Ibadan, the idea of the institute came from Ford and Rockefeller foundations desire to establish a centre for the improvement in quality of tropical foods. IITA is 50 years old.

The institute came to existence with the enactment of decree 32. of 1967.

IITA joined the CGIAR consortium in 1971. It later added tree products such as plantain and banana. Recently, IITA has operated four research divisions: Biotechnology and genetic improvement, Natural resource management, Social science and agribusiness, and Plant production and plant health.

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(Compiled By Olamide Michael)

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