THE Nigeria Potato Seed Security Partnership (NPSSP), a project funded by GIZ Nigeria, has successfully introduced four new late blight-resistant and climate-smart potato varieties to Nigeria.
This will enhance local capacity within the public and private sectors to ensure an adequate supply of high-quality seed potato that meets market demands and is adapted to local conditions.
The International Potato Centre (CIP) spotlighted the project’s work at an online event last week (August 11th), in which Potato Breeder Scientist Thiago Mendes and Senior Scientist at CIP Kalpana Sharma, delved into the introduction of the new potato varieties, a significant achievement in Nigeria after a decade-long hiatus. They shared insights into the innovation, impact, and future implications of these varieties for Nigerian agriculture.
A boost for seed security and resilience