The project will achieve its vision of building demand-creation, production systems and an enabling environment for improved varieties of seed yam through four objectives:

  1. empower smallholder ware yam producers with the seed of improved varieties for increased productivity resulting in increased income,
  2. develop a functional, and sustainable seed system that delivers sufficient quantities of high quality seed of improved varieties to farmers at the right time and at prices that encourage adoption,
  3. raise the awareness of the economic impact of the yam sector for increased investment and prioritization from national, regional and international programs as well as private sector; and
  4. empower women to profitably participate in the commercial yam seed value chain within the context of the appropriate socio-cultural system.