Farmers sensitized on sustainable seed yam production
IITA and its partner, the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), are advocating the application of cutting-edge high-ratio propagation technology to establish profitable and long-term seed yam production. This initiative under the Program for Seed System Innovation for Vegetatively-Propagated Crops in Africa (PROSSIVA) supports the regional objectives of enhancing farming methods, raising farmer incomes, and fostering food security.
During a sensitization program organised by PROSSIVA, members of selected farmers’ cooperatives were shown the prospects of novel high ratio propagation technologies for profitable and sustainable seed yam production on 17 August.
The sensitization, which was held at IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (IITA-GRC), had about thirty farmers attendant from different associations, including the University of Ibadan Agrifamily Group, Eni Osa Farmers Association, and Association of Sustainable Seed Producers of Oyo State.