Succesful crop production is linked to having the right seed, of the right quality, grown in the right environment and under the right conditions. Consequently, production of quality seed in paramount in ensuring a food secure future especially in sub Saharan Africa. This training will offer an opportunity for crop growers to learn the principles and techniques to achieving this.

Course Objectives

The objective of this training is to teach participants the fundamentals of seed production using practical techniques.

Date:  1-5 July 2019

Venue: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan, Nigeria

Training language: English

Registration deadline:  15 June  2019

Course Outline

  • Basics of crop production
  • Sustainable maize seed production
  • Sustainable Soy-bean seed production
  • Quality Cassava planting material
  • Fundamentals of Cassava processing

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the training, participants will have:

  • demonstrate understanding of the basics of crop production
  • determine the variety required for suitable environment
  • demonstrate understanding of nutritional quality of seeds

Target Audience

Research scientists, supervisory personnel, science lecturers/teachers, graduate students, technicians and those who require knowledge of bioinformatics.


All participants shall be responsible for their accommodation. IITA may make arrangement for interested participants on request. Accommodation request should be made at least three weeks before the commencement of the workshop.


Three hundred US dollars ($300) only or Equivalent in Naira, CFA or Euro. Fee covers Tuition, Training Materials and Refreshments.


The registration deadline is 15 June 2019. Registration is subject to confirmation of received payment.

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Contact information

For further information contact IITA Training unit.