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BASICS – Project overview

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BASICS – Project overview

  1. 1. RTB - Project Coordinator Hemant Nitturkar 6thFebruary2017 IITA,IBADAN BASICS – Project overview
  2. 2. We all know Cassava is important in Nigeria
  3. 3. How well are we doing?
  4. 4. Target 20 tons per hectare 30% 30% 30% 10% IMPROVED SEEDS WEED MANAGEMENT IMPROVED AGRONOMY WEATHER AND MISC 7 m ha = 140 m tons 30% of the additional 86 MT or 26 m tons can come from improved seeds adoption alone @10,000 Naira per ton, this is a 260 Billion Naira opportunity, purely from seed system intervention
  5. 5. Who can drive this opportunity? FARMERS INDUSTRY RESEARCH NASC An historic opportunity is here! ? ? ? ?
  6. 6. Let us see a video
  7. 7. Let us see a video Various scientific theories were expounded at that time as to why under 10 seconds was humanly impossible.
  8. 8. Let us see another video
  9. 9. What do we make of this? ALONE – 9.63 IN COLLABORATION – 9.35 (9.62)
  10. 10. Where all does the baton pass in cassava seed system? RESEARCHER EXTENSION SEED PRODUCERS VARIETY RELEASE FARMERS PROCESSORS CONSUMERS NASC
  11. 11. How can NASC drive this? MATURITY OF THE MARKET BARK BARK & BITE BITE BUILD WORLD CLASS CAPACITY AT NASC
  12. 12. What is the project trying to do?
  13. 13. Five components of the project
  14. 14. Center of Excellence • CoE for Vision • CoE for Passion • CoE for Capacity • CoE for Infrastructure • CoE for Results TOGETHER WE TRANSFORM NIGERIA
  15. 15. The purpose the BASICS project is to develop a sustainable cassava seed value chain in Nigeria, characterized by the commercial production and dissemination of cassava planting material. The project envisages benefits to farmers and the industry through higher returns from the use of clean planting material of superior stem quality that are made accessible to farmers at the right time and at an appropriate price. THANK YOU

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