We focus on the genetic improvement of White and Water Yam
The Africayam project has 3 primary outcomes which includes
Active yam breeding programs in four countries in West Africa (Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Benin) capable of developing and regularly releasing new varieties suited to market demand and local conditions
Improved efficiency of yam breeding programs through use of faster and more precise tools and methods
Improved yam genotypes adapted to production systems and suited to market preferences nominated for release.
- The AfricaYam project has standardized the use of “Detached Leaf Assay (DLA)” and the “Leaf Doctor” app for high-throughput phenotyping […]
- Members of IITA Yam Team held a meeting on Friday 29 June, 2018. The meeting which was held at the […]
- Yam seeds produced from Semi-Autotrophic Hydroponics (SAH) plants are currently being harvested by the Yam Breeding team with some tubers […]