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.
- A cross section of participants in the 4th AfricaYam project annual meeting in Abidjan The AfricaYam Project held its 4th […]
- The yam breeding activities at IITA Abuja station involves hybridization to generate variability, seedling and tuber progeny generation at the […]
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 […]