Early adopter of YIIFSWA-promoted improved yam varieties enjoys “fantastic” yield
Beaming with pride, Chief Joshua Ojedele showed off his 2-hectare yam field cultivated from improved varieties that he got from the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) project. His farm was lush green with healthy foliage, promising a good harvest. All the mounds had at least one yam plant with tubers. “This has never happened before. See–no mound is missing a plant,” Chief Ojedele said while he led the YIIFSWA-II monitoring team through his field.