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).