Yam Variety Identification Toolkit: Acknowledgements


We would like to express our grateful thanks for the valuable contributions of the following members and collaborators in the development of this toolkit under our EDITS-Yam of JIRCAS.


Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)

          Hiroko Takagi (Project leader of EDITS project 1st phase)

         Tatsushi Ogata (Senior Researcher)

          Takanori Hayashi (IT administrator)


International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

          Asrat Amele (Breeder, Yam breeding unit)

          Adebola, Patrick Olusanmi (Manager, Africa Yam project)

          Norbert Maroya (Manager, YIIFSWA project)

           Morufat Balogun (Seed system specialist, YIIFSWA project)

          Ryo Matsumoto (Postdoc fellow, MAFF project)

          Olajumoke Olaleye (Research supervisor, EDITS project)


The University of Tsukuba, Japan

          Takashi Hara Lecturer, currently researcher in NARO


D-blauer Strom LLC

          Yuuki Hasunuma (Programer)


National Root Crop Research Institute (NRCRI), Nigeria

          Jude Obidiegwu (Researcher)

          Ihuoma Okwuonu (Researcher)


Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Advanced laboratory (Biocrops Biotech), Nigeria

          Shola Odusanya (Director)



          Christopher Nwanevu (CEO)


Da-All green Seeds Ltd., Nigeria

          Stephen Yakubu Atar (CEO)


National Association of Yam Farmers (NAYF-PM), Nigeria

          George Mbadiwe (Chairman)


Savannah Yam Exchange (SAYEX), Ghana

          Prince Edoh (Project coordinator)


IribovSBW breeding support laboratory/ D.invitrolabs Ghana LTD., Ghana

          Daan Luteijn (GM)


And, many others who helped in one way or another towards the completion of this undertaking.



                                                                        Yam Variety Identification Toolkit development team:

                                                                                                    Satoru Muranaka (Sub-project leader, JIRCAS)

                                                                                                    Shiinsuke Yamanaka (Researcher, JIRCAS)

                                                                                                    Agre Paterne (Research associate, IITA)

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