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.
YIIFSWA-II trains National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs) on utilizing Temporary Immersion Bioreactor System (TIBS) for production of breeder planting materials to boost Early Generation Seed (EGS) supply in Ghana and Nigeria.September 2, 2019
YIIFSWA-II showcase performance of seed yam tubers from HRPTs at NASC’s Seed Connect conference 2019September 2, 2019
YIIFSWA-II trains Nigerian seed companies’ trainers on ware yam production using Good Agronomic Practices (GAP)September 2, 2019
Our vision of success for this project is a 30% increase in the productivity of yamcultivation 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 andNorthern) of Ghana.