Cocoa pods, Venezuela. Photo: C.Lanaud ©CIRAD
Arabica coffee, Ethiopia. Photo: ©Jean-Pierre Labouisse
Yams in Benin. Photo: J-L Pham ©IRD
Rice harvest, Guinea. Photo: J-L Pham ©IRD
Maize corn. Photo: ©Brigitte Gouesnard

Actions carried out

WP1 Develop cryopreservation protocols for in-vitro plants from apex of yam

Task 1. Selection and multiplication of accessions (2-3 accessions per species).
Task 2. Comparison of different techniques.
Task 3. Histological analysis of explants during cryoconservation.

WP2 Pilot tests of selected cryopreservation protocols

Task 1. Selection and multiplication of accessions (about 10 accessions per species).
Task 2. Transfer protocols to partners.

WP3 Apply the protocols that are developed to other species

Task 1. Select target species.
Task 2. Test selected protocols on a limited number of accessions.

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