IITA Bibliography is a collection of agricultural research publications produced by IITA scientists, research fellows, and students from 1972 to date. The collection includes journal articles, books and book chapters, conference proceedings, training and extension materials, theses, and other publications. IITA conducts research in these thematic areas: biotechnology and plant breeding, natural resource management, social science and agribusiness, plant production and plant health, and nutrition and human health.

For more information please contact us at the IITA Knowledge Center.

  • Soil quality reflects microbial resource availability and drives rhizosphere microbiome variation in Ghanaian cocoa farms 

    Schmidt, J.; Addo-Danso, S.D.; Asare, R.; Tettey, A.; Isaac, M.E. (2024-06)
    Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) is an important crop in Ghana and the source of livelihood for hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers. Maintaining soil quality on these farms is critical to ensuring the long-term viability of cocoa farming and preventing deforestation to meet rising demand. However, increasing attention to soil health has revealed a significant knowledge gap related to the soil microbiome in cocoa production systems. Using a nested design of sixteen smallholder cocoa farms in ...
  • Elite genotypes of water yam (Dioscorea alata) yield food product quality comparable to white yam (Dioscorea rotundata) 

    Adesokan, M.; Alamu, E.O.; Fawole, S.; Asfaw, A.; Maziya-Dixon, B. (2024-04-26)
    Water yam (Dioscorea alata), also known as winged yam, is one of the most economically significant yam species, serving as a staple food crop in tropical and subtropical regions. Its widespread cultivation is due to its favorable agronomic characteristics, including high yield, improved tuber storability, and significant nutritional and health benefits. Despite these advantages, water yam often remains underutilized due to consumer biases towards its traditional food product quality, particularly ...
  • Matching cereal and legume crop varieties to production environments in Northeast Nigeria using Decision Support Tools (DST) 

    Ajeigbe, H.A.; Kamara, A.Y.; Akinseye, F.M.; Silwal, P.K.; Faleti, O.; Tofa, A.I.; Kamai, N.; Bebeley, J.; Solomon, R. (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, 2024)
  • Making climate-smart cocoa inclusive: towards a framework for gender transformation 

    Torvikey, G.D.; Dalaa, M.A.; Adomaa, F.O.; Abdul-Razak, S.; Amoah, I.A.; Kofituo, R.K.; Tettey, A.; Asare, R. (2024)
    Climate-Smart Cocoa (CSC), a strategic offshoot of the wider Climate-Smart Agriculture, is gaining ground in Ghana, a cocoa export-dependent country. CSC is imperative, given the rapidly declining forests, prolonged periods of drought, pest and disease infestations, and fluctuating cocoa yields attributed to climate variability and change. Although many interventions are instituted to restore sustainable cocoa production, they are largely technicist because they do not pay attention to gender ...
  • The pattern of genetic variability in a core collection of 2,021 cowpea accessions 

    Fiscus, C.J.; Herniter, I.A.; Tchamba, M.; Paliwal, R.; Muñoz-Amatriaín, M.; Roberts, P.A.; Abberton, M.; Alaba, O.; Close, T.J.; Oyatomi, O.; Koenig, D. (2024-05-06)
    Cowpea is a highly drought-adapted leguminous crop with great promise for improving agricultural sustainability and food security. Here, we report analyses derived from array-based genotyping of 2,021 accessions constituting a core subset of the world's largest cowpea collection, held at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria. We used this dataset to examine genetic variation and population structure in worldwide cowpea. We confirm that the primary pattern ...

View more