IITA GoSeed was established in 2016 by International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and is responsible for the commercial production of early generation seed of improved crop varieties generated by the institute. Its focus crops include banana, cassava, cowpea, maize, plantain, rice, soybean and yam, and the company produces and sells high-quality seeds of these crop varieties to seed producers in the seed system. The company works with seed experts, seed producers and other stakeholders across the various value chains to ensure the availability of seeds to farmers to increase their productivity and ultimately their income levels.
Sahel Consulting supported the development of a robust five-year business plan for the cassava division of the company, GoSeed Cassava, and is providing backstopping and human resources support for the implementation of the business plan.
Established in 2018 by the National Root Crop Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike Seeds is a seed company that produces and sells high-quality early generation seed of root and tuber crops, with the aim of institutionalizing a formal seed system of improved varieties for root and tuber crops in Nigeria. The company began its operations with the production of cassava stems for sale and engages in the provision of tailored advisory services on good agronomic practices and farm setup services to a wide variety of customers. The mission of Umudike Seeds is to accelerate the growth and profitability of Nigeria’s root and tuber crop industry by providing high-quality Breeder and Foundation seed of improved varieties and advisory services.
Sahel Consulting supported the development of a robust five-year business plan for the company, to enhance its cassava production and operations and is also supporting its implementation of the business plan.
We are delighted to invite you to the Sahel Food System Changemakers' Conference on October 12th, 2023, at the NAF Conference Centre, Kado District, Abuja, Nigeria. The discussion will be focused on the theme - Rethinking Food and Nutrition Security in the Face of Climate Change: Scaling Innovations and Driving Urgent Public-Private Partnership Actions.