"At maturity, they will be evaluated in terms of yield, nutritional quality including the ability to provide provitamin A," say IITA researchers.
According to them, these new varieties will surely improve the lives of cassava growers in Togo.
" Being the first to be grown in Nigeria, they are rich in vitamin A and certified before brought to Togo, " says Bedibete Bonfoh, Director of ITRA.
For him, "The steps taken by the government to revive the cassava industry in Togo are already fruitful"
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), established in 1976, was the first major African link in the CGIAR (Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research), an international group of research and training centers located in developing countries.
In addition to the headquarter in Ibadan, Nigeria, they also have stations in Onne, Nigeria, and Cotonou, Benin.