Skip to content

Collection of Yam in Nigeria and Benin

Grant No
Project Description
Despite the widespread cultivation of yam in West Africa, diversity from this area is still under-represented in germplasm collections. This project facilitated the collection, documentation, regeneration, and conservation of yam germplasm (cultivated and wild) to ensure the security of future breeding progress.
Institute Name
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria (IITA)
Institute Country
List of Countries
  • Nigeria
  • Benin
Crop Seed or Veg type Acc collected Acc regenerated Acc sent to CG Acc introduced to genebank Acc sent to Svalbard
Yam 0 0 0 0 0
Program Name
CGIAR Program
CGIAR Consortium Office
Start Date
1st of June 2013
End Date
31st of December 2015
Scroll to top