Partners & Donors
BASICS is coordinated by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB) and implemented by partners including:
BASICS is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The charitable purpose of this grant is to develop a sustainable cassava seed value chain, characterized by the commercialization of production and dissemination of cassava planting material. This seed value chain will serve as a vehicle to deliver better quality and more productive cassava planting material, and enable more efficient dissemination and adoption of new cassava varieties to improve productivity and food security, increase incomes of male and female cassava growers and village seed entrepreneurs, and enhance gender equity.