Cassava farmers’ preferences for varieties and seed dissemination system in Nigeria: gender and regional perspectives

The Cassava Monitoring Survey (CMS) project was funded by the CGIAR-RTB
Program and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The main goal was to carry out a
study on cassava adoption and diffusion patterns in Nigeria. This includes explaining
why farmers are adopting certain varieties and describing preference differences across
regions and gender. This specific study and report is part of Component IV of the
broader CMS Project, and it covered gender-differentiated, end-user surveys on varietal
and trait preferences. The objective of this component was to use qualitative methods to
probe deeper into some of the information that was obtained in the quantitative survey
on gender-based trait preferences and seed dissemination pathways.