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Picture of DG Sanginga cutting the ribbon during the commissioning of the BASICS office, in IITA,Ibadan, with BASICS project coordinator Hemant Nitturkar.

BASICS project office launched

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga recently commissioned the offices of the new project Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS) in IITA headquarters, Ibadan, on 15 September in a formal ceremony attended by other IITA Management members, staff and scientists. BASICS was set up to develop a sustainable cassava seed value chain in…

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Picture of IITA DG Nteranya Sanginga talks about how to increase cassava productivity.
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New project to build commercially sustainable cassava seed system

A four-year project (2015–2019) to develop a commercially sustainable cassava seed value chain in Nigeria, was launched on 18 April at IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. Titled ‘Building a Sustainable, Integrated Seed System for Cassava in Nigeria’ (BASICS), the US$11.6 million project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and led by the…

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