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.

Development of the yam production system in West Africa has been hampered by the inadequate availability of quality seed yam tubers of improved varieties. To address this gap, the second phase of the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security (YIIFSWA-II) project is intensifying efforts for the establishment of the formal seed system for yam in Nigeria and Ghana. This …

YIIFSWA-II trains Nigerian seed companies’ trainers on ware yam production using Good Agronomic Practices (GAP)

The yam production system in Nigeria is experiencing a renaissance with the production of quality seed yam tubers of improved varieties using High Ratio Propagation Technologies (HRPTs), which were developed and are being promoted by the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA-II). As seed companies gear up for full-scale production, creating the demand for quality …

YIIFSWA-II at the 43rd National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development (NCARD) Meeting in Umuahia, Abia state

To increase the visibility of yam and promote the current research and development achievements of the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA-II) at national policy level in Nigeria, the project yam advocates and champions affiliated participated together with other project members in the 43rd National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development (NCARD) meeting held at …

YIIFSWA-II Newsletter – Issue 01 (August 2017)

Welcome to the first Issue of the newsletter for the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa Phase 2 project (YIIFSWAII). We produce a newsletter on a bi-annual basis, sharing progress. The objective is to provide you with key information regarding the development of the formal seed yam system in Nigeria and Ghana. Download newsletter

YIIFSWA-II Field Day: harvest of seed yam tuber from one node vine cuttings

Last October, YIIFSWA planted 4000 aeroponics one node vine cuttings and will be harvesting them today as foundation seed tubers. Farmers from all over Oyo state have been invited to witness the harvest of these seed tubers and validate the yield potential of aeroponics one node vine cuttings. Date: Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 Time: 10:00 am Venue: BS1 (field plot), …