Training & Seminars

Group Training

A total of 221 group training were conducted covering Bioinformatics, Cassava Production, Agribusiness, Project Management, Agronomy, Business Plan, Gender and Youth, Aflatoxin Management, Postharvest, Plant Breeding, Integrated Pest Management, R Statistical Programming, Molecular Techniques, Banana Tracking Tool (BTracT),
Data Collection, Experimental Design etc. with 10,936 participants (65% male and 35% female) in 19 different countries (Benin, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Austria, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger,
Sierra Leone, USA, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia).
Table 1 shows the number of training workshops organized per country, broken down into male and female participants.

Staff Development

External Group Training (fee based)

Thirteen external group training were implemented as shown in the table below.

Graduate Research Fellow

A total of 107 students registered for MSc and PhD programs in 2019 (61 males and 46 females).
The table below shows the distribution across regions, gender, and degrees.

The total number of registered graduate research fellows as at 31 December 2019 was 313. This included newly registered and ongoing students from year 2018.

The distribution across countries and stations and degrees are indicated in Table 4.


A total of 645 interns were recruited: 137 graduate interns (56 males & 81 females) at five IITA locations (Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, DRC, and Cameroon), 424 IT/SIWES (211 males & 213 females) from 36 higher institutions
across Nigeria, 3 batches of NYSC with a total number of 84 (30 males & 54 females). IT/SIWES and NYSC are interns applicable in Nigeria only.

Tables 5 and 6 / Figures 1&2 show the distribution of graduate interns across IITA locations and IT/SIWES interns in Nigeria.