"Nodumax is an inoculant that boosts the yield of soybean by 30-40%. Nodumax is a bio fertilizer with rhizobium as its active ingredient. It contains 50% of culture (rhizobia) and 50% of the carrier material (peat). It also serves to replace nitrogen fertilizer and 1 sachet of Nodumax will mix 10kg of Soybean for planting one hectare".
Ref: IITA BIP
"Vine cutting technology was developed to improve the multiplication rate of yam as well as reduce the impact of pests and diseases on seed tubers. The use of vine cuttings as a planting material gives a higher multiplication rate that is about 30 times more than in the traditional system".
Ref: IITA Blog
"The culture of single nodes of disease-tested plants in test tubes (conventional tissue culture) has been demonstrated to be capable of producing disease-free plantlets, with a multiplication ratio of about 1800 plants or tubers from 1 tuber in 1 year".
Ref: IITA YIISFWA program
"Cashew has tremendous potential as a “cash crop” to generate foreign exchange and to create
employment, especially for women, as well as curb desertification in the North and erosion in the
South. The drought resistant, environmentally friendly cashew tree grows in the wild throughout
Nigeria, leading to niche development opportunities in providing organic cashews with little
additional financial burden to current production. There is a large and growing domestic and
regional market for surplus kernels, as well as other cashew by-products".
Ref: Subsector Assessment of the
Nigerian Cashew Industry