Annual Report 2018 | Capacity Development
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Capacity Development

Overview of types of training, 2018

IITA Annual Report 2018 - Capacity Development

Group training

A total of 189 group training were conducted covering Cassava Production, Agribusiness, Agronomy, Business Plan, Aflatoxin Management, Postharvest, Plant Breeding, Integrated Pest Management, R Statistical Programming, Data Collection, Experimental Design etc. with participants (56% male and 44% female) in 12 countries (Benin, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Netherlands, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).

Table 1 shows the number of training workshops organized per country, broken down into male and female participants.

Number of training workshops, 2018

IITA Annual Report 2018 - Capacity Development

External group training (fee based)

Five fee-based training were organized with 67 participants (45 males and 22 females).

Training implemented and number of participants


A total number of 525 interns were recruited: 120 graduate interns (44 male & 76 female) at five IITA locations (Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda), 354 IT/SIWES (178 male & 176 female) from 27 higher institutions across Nigeria, and two batches of NYSC with a total number of 51 (29 male & 22 female). IT/SIWES and NYSC are interns applicable in Nigeria only. Tables 3 and 4 / Figures 2 and 3 show the distribution of graduate interns across IITA locations and IT/SIWES interns.

Graduate interns, by location

IT/SIWES interns, Nigeria

Talent Grant

A total of 12 awards were given