Reviving the plantain breeding program at IITA in Nigeria (Genetic Improvement in Bananas and Plantains)

This project is intended to revive the IITA plantain breeding program at the High Rainfall Substation in Onne, Nigeria where it once operated and was successful.

Goal

To develop a plantain breeding program at IITA in Onne, where seed production is much higher than in Ibadan, and as a basis for a future multi-partner plantain improvement program for Sub-Saharan Africa to sustainably enhance livelihoods of smallholders through the development and adoption of improved plantain-like hybrids, with emphasis on Africa but with global long-term spill overs.

Contact

Delphine Amah

Project duration

End: 30 September 2017

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