IITA in Rwanda introduced the Semi Autotrophic Hydroponic (SAH) laboratory at the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)- Rubona station to increase the multiplicative rates while overcoming low survival rates during plantlet acclimatization of cassava seeds.

The SAH lab is an adequate solution to the cassava seed system in Rwanda. RAB has been facing losses in the process of moving plantlets from tissue culture to the field. With the introduction of SAH, RAB is successfully hardening plantlets from tissue culture to the field with a success rate of almost 100%.