Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa II

The expected impact from implementation of
YIIFSWA-II over the next five years is

To improve livelihoods of at least
0
people who depend directly on the yam value chain

…. scale out seed yam businesses
that will provide healthy seed of more productive varieties leading to adoption of new improved
varieties to enhance productivity and food security
for smallholder farmers

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YIIFSWA II

The Project seeks to develop and establish a functional, commercial seed yam seed system in Nigeria and Ghana to benefit smallholder farmers through timely and affordable access to high quality seed yam tubers of improved varieties.
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Our Technologies


The seed production enabling aspects of this project will be based on the implementation and out-scaling of key breakthroughs of YIIFSWA I


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Bioreactors


Temporary Immersion Technology Bioreactor system (TIBs) is next generation Tissue culture technology, involving timed immersion of plant tissues in liquid medium to allow for culture aeration.


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Aeroponics


Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in the air without the use of soil or aggregate medium. The roots hang suspended in the air while nutrient solution is sprayed on them in the form of a fine mist.


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Adapted Yam Minisett Technology


Researchers in Nigeria of the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, and IITA, Ibadan, developed the minisett technique to overcome the critical problem of the unavailability of good quality seed yam by improving the rate of multiplication of white yam.


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Improved varieties


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Formal Seed yam systems


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Business Incubation


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Our Locations




Our vision of success for this project is a 30% increase
in the productivity of yam cultivation for at least 320,000 smallholder yam farmers in six states (Enugu,
Benue, Nasarawa, Federal Capital Territory, Niger and Oyo) of Nigeria and two regions (Brong Ahafo and
Northern) of Ghana.

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