Western Africa

Milestones from the field

 

Dr Gbassey Tarawali (middle) with IYA on a soybean field

Dr Gbassey Tarawali (middle) with IYA on a soybean field

The IYA cultivated 4 ha of cassava, 4 ha of maize, 3 ha of soybean and 2 ha of plantain, all within IITA campus in 2013.

The group also extended its farm activities outside IITA campus to Ogbomosho where they cultivated 21 ha of cassava and 16 ha of maize.

In total, the group cultivated 50 ha. 

In addition, they multiplied 2000 suckers of plantain/banana using the macro propagation chamber.

The group plans to increase the number of hectares in 2014, leveraging on the gains and experience gained in 2013. Crops to receive attention will include cassava, maize, soybean, plantain/banana, and other staples.

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