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IITA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, MONDAY 25, APRIL 2011
« on: April 25, 2011, 05:31:14 AM »
RESEARCH SUPERVISOR (2-year renewable contract) ? LOCATION: Bauchi

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following positions at the Institute?s Headquarters, Ibadan.

POSITION:
RESEARCH SUPERVISOR (2-year renewable contract) ? LOCATION: Bauchi

DUTIES:

Candidate will:
Conduct community analysis.
Participate in social mobilization of farmers.
Strengthen farmers groups to use agricultural technologies
Collect socio-economic data. www.nigerianbestforum.com
Facilitate farmers? linkage to market.
Collate and summarize field data and perform any other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
BSc/HND Farm Management, Agricultural Extension, Agriculture-Economics. Relevant working experience in field surveys, market tracking, linkages, data collection and management.
Working experience in development projects in northern Nigeria is added advantage.
Also working knowledge of Hausa language is required and candidates must be computer literate.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Interested applicants should forward their applications with a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional referees (including telephone, fax and e-mail addresses, if available), evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to the Personnel Manager, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Nigeria not later than two weeks from the date of this publication. Closing date: 03/05/11
For online applications please complete this form ? http://www.iita.org/nrs-online-application
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Re: IITA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, MONDAY 25, APRIL 2011
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 04:06:07 PM »
IITA Crops

African crops: Cowpea, Soybean, Banana/Plantain, Yam, Cassava and Maize

Banana & plantain (Musa acuminata and balbisiana hybrids)
Banana and plantain are an essential source of carbohydrates and minerals and a major cash crop for many smallholder farmers in East, Central, and West Africa.  Fruit is produced all year round in varied environments, but pests and diseases reduce yields and postharvest losses reduce availability.

Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)
Cowpea is an economically important legume as it is a high-protein food and animal feed crop grown in the semi-arid tropics by small-scale farmers.  It is usually intercropped and increases soil fertility and reduces soil erosion, however, it is susceptible to attack by pests and diseases at all stages of its growth.

Soybean (Glycine max)
Soybean is a leguminous vegetable that is a valuable source of high quality high protein as well as carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, and edible oil.  On farm it increases soil fertility and the haulms and soybean meal are used in animal feed.  Soybean rust is the major limiting production factor.

Maize (Zea mays)
Maize is the most widely grown and consumed cereal crop in SSA.  It can be prepared and processed into many forms depending on the country and it is an invaluable source of protein, nutrients, and energy.  Maize is subject to attack by pests and diseases which can reduce yields and cause postharvest losses.

Cassava (Manihot esculenta)
Cassava is widely consumed throughout SSA.  Traditionally, cassava has been a subsistence crop and it can tolerate drought and can grow in low-nutrient soils.  However, it needs to be processed postharvest into storable forms because the roots are highly perishable.  Pests and diseases can cause yield losses as high as 50% in all of Africa.

Yam (Dioscorea rotundata/Dioscorea cayenensis)
Yam is a major staple crop in Africa.  It is cooked in a variety of ways and is an important social crop.  However, yam production is declining in most producing areas due to high labour requirements and because harvested yam is easily damaged leading to reduced market value.  Yam is susceptible to several pests and disease

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