YIIFSWA II hands over project outputs to GoSeed for post-project sustainability
The Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa Phase II (YIIFSWA II) project has handed over some project outputs to IITA GoSeed to ensure the post-project sustainability of the technologies. In a short ceremony on 14 July, the project turned over 42 plant form temporary immersion bioreactors (TIS) and 40 plantlets, as a part of the exit strategy, with YIIFSWA II nearing its December 2021 end.
YIIFSWA II Project Tissue Culture Specialist Morufat Balogun handed over the technologies on behalf of the project to GoSeed’s Assistant Cassava Seed System Specialist Mercy Diebiru-Ojo.
The materials are expected to enable GoSeed to build its production capacity. GoSeed staff have been in training for three months and will continue till December, so they can carry on the production of clean nuclear stock of yam planting materials for years to come.