• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff1001-5000
  • HeadquartersNigeria
  • Founded1967

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture is an award-winning, research-for-development (R4D) organization, providing solutions to hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources in Africa. Since 1967, IITA has worked with international and national partners to improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farmland–by 2020. As one of 15 research centers in the CGIAR, a global partnership for a food secure future, IITA is engaged in several CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). IITA has delivered more than 70% of the CGIAR’s impact in sub-Saharan Africa and remains committed to science-driven improvement of agriculture and related food value chains. IITA's R4D programs are focused on four crucial areas: Biotechnology and Genetic Improvement, Natural Resource Management, Social Science and Agribusiness, Plant Production and Plant Health and Nutrition and Food Technology. IITA’s R4D programs have attracted the best and brightest minds from all over the world. Thousands of scientists and professionals have been involved in IITA training and research programs and continue to benefit from the knowledge they have in turn passed on to others. To help address poverty and the high number of unemployed young men and women in, IITA has initiated a Youth Agripreneurs program to create jobs by making agriculture and agribusiness appealing to the youth. The program is integrated into the Business Incubation Platform (BIP), the technology delivery arm of IITA, which serves as a model to stimulate product development and to provide opportunities for market expansion.
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Job openings over the past year

111Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Consultant: Country Liaison Officer
    Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Youth-Led Training Officer
    Nigeria, Nigeria

Staff at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have experience in


  • agricultural technology
  • development
  • research & development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • events / training


  • save the children international
  • macarthur foundation
  • international fund for agricultural development
  • goal global


  • nigeria
  • tanzania
  • uganda
  • ghana
  • netherlands


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Primary sectors

Research & Development
Monitoring / Evaluation
Market Research
Farming / Crops
Logistics / Supplies
Agricultural Technology
Private Sector Development
Events / Training
Public Administration

Contract Awards

Provision for Agricultural Development

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

Employment Project Youth Sector Agri

African Development Bank (AFDB)

Assistance Technique De Iita Au Mpae

African Development Bank (AFDB)

Assistance Technique De Iita Au Mpae

African Development Bank (AFDB)

Iita Technical Assistance

African Development Bank (AFDB)

Agreement With Iita For Training In

African Development Bank (AFDB)

Implementation Support Iita Cassava

African Development Bank (AFDB)

Feed the Future: Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Contact International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture General Contact
    Primary Contact
    +234.700.800 and +1.201.633.6094
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Company Offices

  • Nigeria (headquarters)
  • Ibadan
  • PMB 5320, Oyo Road
  • United Kingdom
  • Croydon
  • IITA Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall Road