The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has launched Radio IITA – an African farmers radio station in Ibadan, Oyo state.
According to the management of the globally-acclaimed institution, the launch is to influence farmers on better yield, improved farming, as well as nourish Africa.
Radio IITA will broadcast in various African languages to project innovations that id expected to revolutionize African agriculture.
The IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga described the launch as “historical.”
“Launching Radio IITA is a dream come true. Communication using radio, should become a powerful avenue for extending knowledge across Africa, not just Nigeria,” he said.
Sanginga, along with the Director of Development and Delivery, Dr Alfred Dixon had the honour of being the first Duty Continuity Announcers (DCA)!
Radio IITA is an Internet radio facility that IITA established to reach farmers, policymakers, young people going into the business of farming, entrepreneurs in the agricultural value chains, and the public.