The yam minisett and mini-tuber techniques as well as the minisett dust developed by the Institute for seed yam production also have the potential to end the age long scarcity, and high cost of seed yams. The technologies are presently used in many yam producing areas of Nigeria.
The Institute has developed and released for farmers use 43 improved varieties of cassava. These new varieties contributed greatly to the increased annual production of cassava in Nigeria. The newly improved released varieties yield over 40% more than the local varieties and are resistant to major cassava diseases and pests. These new cassava varieties are known as UMUCASS series and 5 of them are high in pro-vitamin A.