GoSeed Cassava

GoSeed is supporting the development of a sustainable cassava seed system in Nigeria and West Africa. Providing high-quality breeder and foundation seeds to seed companies and certified cassava seed entrepreneurs for the production of commercial cassava seeds, GoSeed helps to enhance farm-level productivity and motivate farmers to focus on cassava production as a profitable value chain.

In collaboration with the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) for quality control  and certification, IITA GoSeed supports entrepreneurial smallholder and commercial farmers who are interested in establishing a profitable cassava seed production enterprise towards diversifying their income and improving their productivity. We also support processors to generate their cassava planting materials towards price and quality assurance.

Entrepreneurial farmers or processors can become Foundation Seed Producers (FSPs) or Commercial Seed Producers (CSPs).

Improved varieties offered by GoSeed Cassava include

VARIETY: TMEB419

Average yield: 25 – 35 tonnes

Average dry matter content: 35%

Average starch content: 20%

Stem structure: Erect

Other characteristics: Good for making local meals

VARIETY: IBA980581

Average yield: 25 – 33 tonnes

Average dry matter content: 30%

Average starch content: 16%

Stem structure: Erect

Other characteristics: Long stem shelf life

VARIETY: IBA961632

Average yield: 25 – 35 tonnes

Average dry matter content: 35%

Average starch content: 20%

Stem structure: Erect

Other characteristics: Stable starch content through different seasons

VARIETY: IBA980505

Average yield: 20 – 25 tonnes

Average dry matter content: 30%

Average starch content: 15%

Stem structure: Erect

VARIETY: IBA070539

Average yield:  25 – 35 tonnes

Average dry matter content: 27%

Average starch content: 16%

Stem structure: Branched

Other characteristics: Bio-fortified with Vitamin A

VARIETY: IBA070593

Average yield:  25 – 35 tonnes

Average dry matter content: 27%

Average starch content: 16%

Stem structure: Branched

Other characteristics: Bio-fortified with Vitamin A

VARIETY: CR36-5

Average yield:  25 – 30 tonnes

Average dry matter content: 37%

Average starch content: 20%

Stem structure: Erect

Other characteristics: Stable starch content through different seasons