TOOLKIT Partners

Context Global Development® (CGD) is a non-profit organization that leads agricultural and social impact programs worldwide. CGD teams with development organizations and government agencies to maximize the value of agricultural resources in developing countries as we partner to accelerate innovations that result in meaningful and lasting change.

Context Global Development® is the non-profit partner of The Context Network®, the premier global management, and strategy consulting firm focused on delivering remarkable results and advancing agriculture for companies in the agribusiness, biotechnology, and food sectors for over 30 years.

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Established in 2010, Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited is a management consulting firm committed to transforming Africa’s agriculture and nutrition landscape. Sahel partners with government agencies, private sector companies, and leading international development organizations to conduct in-depth market research on key value chains, analyze and shape policies, develop strategies, launch innovative businesses and ecosystem solutions, organize convenings and provide training programs that promote sustainable agricultural development across Africa.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution
that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.

TOOLKIT References​

  • Aighewi, B., Osei, K., Ennin, S. A., and Kumar, P. L. (2020). Practices to improve the quality of seed yam produced by smallholder farmers: A seed yam production guide.​
  • Food and Agricultural Organization (1998). Storage and Processing of Roots and Tubers in the Tropics.​
  • FAOSTAT (2019). Yam Production Data, Nigeria and Ghana'
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (2018). Yam Tuber Production in the Aeroponics.​
  • Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (2012-2013). Nigeria General Household Survey Panel, Wave 2
  • Spore (2011). Commodity Associations: More Competitive Supply Chain. In: Yam A Triumph for Towns.

About YIIFSWA-II Program™

This toolkit was created based on learnings from the YIIFSWA-II Program™ and partner resources.

About the YIIFSWA-II Program™
Aimed at transforming the formal yam seed system in Nigeria and Ghana through a private-sector-led seed system that delivers competitively priced, high-quality seed tubers to farmers, the YIIFSWA-II program is the second phase of Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The program is led by the Nigeria-based International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in collaboration with Context Global Development (CGD), Sahel Capital (Sahel), national yam research institutions, seed certification agencies, and private seed companies in Nigeria and Ghana.

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