PROSSIVA takes field trials to rural areas in Nigeria

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To advance agriculture and improve food security in Nigeria, IITACGIAR continues its field demonstration trials of the PROSSIVA Method in two local governments in the southwestern Oyo State.

The events took place in Agunrege and Lagbanda local government areas on 4 and 5 October, showcasing the PROSSIVA Method and engaging the local community, fostering a sense of ownership and pride among farmers, motivating them to actively participate in and promote sustainable agriculture.

To ensure farmers receive only top-quality and disease-free seed yams, IITA has devised new technological certification methods. The mini set technique involves cultivating seed yams from tiny, disease-free yam sets (tubers). This method generates superior planting material while successfully halting the spread of diseases, according to PROSSIVA Project Lead Morufat Balogun.

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