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March 14, 2018

AfricaYam Project holds annual meeting in Abidjan

A cross section of participants in the 4th AfricaYam project annual meeting in Abidjan The AfricaYam Project held its 4th […]
February 6, 2018
Picture of Dr. Asrat examining yam leaves

Yam breeding activities at IITA Abuja

The yam breeding activities at IITA Abuja station involves hybridization to generate variability, seedling and tuber progeny generation at the […]
August 18, 2017
Picture of IITA scientists discussing about the YamBase platform.

Seminar on “YamBase: Integrating breeding tools to speed up yam breeding activities and data management in West Africa. Where are we?”

Dr. Agre Paterne, Molecular Breeding Analyst and Mr. Afolabi Agbona, Database Curator/Data Analyst present a seminar on “YamBase: Integrating breeding tools […]
August 7, 2017
Group picture at Bohicon during the workshop

YamBase workshop

Date: 02 – 24 April 2017 Target countries: Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin and Nigeria Breeding program: CSIR-SARI Tamale (Ghana), CSIR-CRI Kumasi […]
July 26, 2017

Nigeria Collaborating With IITA

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is conducting research regarding yam seed multiplication that could enable Nigeria to quadruple […]
June 30, 2017
Picture of Ladi Adaikwu, right, and her business partner, Musa Ogbeba, run one of the few high-quality seed yam shops in central Nigeria.

Scientists Try To Break Nigeria’s Cycle Of Replanting Bad Yams

Ladi Adaikwu’s top-shelf merchandise is hidden in a mud-brick shed in a warren of narrow alleyways in Angwan-Dodo, a farming […]
June 14, 2017

Scientists gather to compare notes on status of genetic improvement of yam in Africa

This week, progress on research efforts geared towards the improvement of the genetic potential and productivity of two most cultivated […]
May 9, 2016
TAC Cotonou 2016 Group photo

AfricaYam annual review, planning & inaugural Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting successfully held at IITA Cotonou station

The AfricaYam annual review and planning meeting took place at the IITA Cotonou station, Benin Republic between the 14th to […]
March 8, 2016
AfricaYam completes Data Collection & Management Trainings in Ghana

AfricaYam completes Data Collection & Management Trainings in Ghana

In a bid to enhance the capacity of staff in national research institutions in Ghana, the AfricaYam project successfully held […]
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