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IITA - Forest Unit

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Nigeria - Oyo State - Ibadan

Institution Code: IITA

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Iroko (Milicia excelsa) with IITA lake and Forest Reserve in background (Credit: Deni Bown)
Iroko (Milicia excelsa) with IITA lake and Forest Reserve in background (Credit: Deni Bown)

About the IITA - Forest Unit

A forest restoration project and medicinal plant garden based at the Headquarters of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Main Address:
IITA - Forest Unit
PMB 5320
Oyo Road
Oyo State Nigeria

Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Deni Bown
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 7.412822
    Longitude: 3.894395
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:The collection focuses on medicinal plants, indigenous trees and forest plants of Nigeria.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes