“We are launching the first e-commerce website in Nigeria where breeder and foundation seeds of the best improved varieties can now be ordered online at www.iitagoseed.com.”
Saleh Victor, Communications Executive (IITA Goseed Limited), said in a Press release ahead of the launch date on 1st November 2019.
“IITA GoSeed, a unit of the IITA Business Incubation Platform (BIP), is responsible for the commercial promotion of early generation seeds of improved crop varieties generated by IITA and other CGIAR Centres across the globe.
“Our focus crops include bananas and plantain, cassava, cowpea, maize, rice, soybean and yam.
“At IITA GoSeed, we are passionate about improving farmers’ access to clean seeds and creating a viable seed ecosystem in Nigeria and across Africa,” he said.
He stressed that with our e-commerce solution, we hope to contribute to removing the challenge of accessing quality improved seeds no matter the location of our customers across Africa!
Orders can now be made online, and seed companies have the option to pick-up their seeds or have it delivered at a location of their choice.