Crops to End Hunger (CtEH) under the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB)


Enhanced performance of IITA’s crop breeding programs through implementation of crop-specific and cross-cutting (institutional) improvement plans.


To recruit and support the work of three IRS:

  • Head of Farm Management,
  • Head of Breeding, and
  • Product Manager

Expected results

    • Head of breeding recruited and active
    • Breeding structure reorganized
    • Clearly defined breeding strategies based on demand-driven product designs
    • Product manager recruited and active
    • Improved product design linked to market acceptance of new product releases
    • Optimal quantity and quality of products delivered by the pipelines of the crop breeding programs
    • Head of research farms recruited and active
    • Farm operation structure reorganized
    • Soil management plans for three key stations (Ibadan, Kano and Ikenne) defined
    • Irrigation management plan for three key stations (Ibadan, Kano and Ikenne) defined
Improved quality of farm management at all sites
  • Improved level of mechanization of operations on the research farms

Project locations

Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.


Dr. Asiedu, Robert (IITA)

Project duration

Start: 01 January 2020
End: 31 December 2021