Agricultural Investment and Market Development Project (AIMDP)- IITA

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Agricultural Investment and Markets Development Project (AIMDP), represented by Cameroonian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, signed a partnership agreement for cooperation on the support of the cassava value chain and the introduction and evaluation of new maize varieties for Cameroon. The goal of the IITA/AIMDP partnership is to target gender equitable benefits to smallholder farmers by providing eligible smallholder cooperatives with improved pre-foundation and foundation cassava seedlings, including biofortified varieties.


The overall objective of the project is to transform the low productivity of the subsistence-oriented cassava, maize and sorghum subsectors into commercially-oriented competitive value chains that are inclusive of smallholder farmers, sustainable and resilient to climate change, and create rural employment. Activities (1) Establishment of cassava breeder seed multiplication. (2) Multilocation trials to test the adaptability of newly selected varieties (including yellow root cassava) to various derived products (e.g., starch, glucose, garri, etc.). (3) Establishment, support, and training of a network of cassava seed multipliers. (4) on-farm trials of previously selected IITA maize varieties and the new introduction of maize hybrids.  


Dr. Hanna, Rachid

Project duration

Start: 04 March 2014
End: 31 December 2019

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