Making cassava safe for human, animal consumption
Grown on about seven million hectares, cassava is a major staple in Nigeria, which has transited from a food security crop to a cash crop. It has well-established multiplication and processing techniques for food products and cattle feed. The root crop is a source of commercial animal feed, fiber for paper and textile manufacturers, and…
CAVA II identifies inconsistency in raw materials as bane of cassava production
The Country Manager of Cassava Adding Value for Africa II (CAVA II) (Nigeria), Prof. Later Sanni has identified inconsistency in the supply of raw materials as a major and critical point for the survival of large-scale industries in the country. Sanni, who stated this during the facilitation and communication skills training programme for Development…
Cassava is positively impacting Mozambican smallholder farmers
Judging by its brown bottle packaging, Mozambique’s Impala beer looks just like any other beer on the market. Not until you have smelt it, will you realise it has an unmistakably mysterious taste to it. Although it is brewed like a typical beer, Impala is made from cassava, a root vegetable that grows in tropical…
Nigeria can make billions from cassava export - Expert
Nigeria could earn billions in foreign currency from its 47 million tonnes of cassava tubers produced annually, a university don, Prof. Aloy Ezirim has said.
NAFDAC lauds IITA-CWMP for training 659 spray service providers
The trainings, which were conducted with about 659 trained participants, built the capacities of spray gangs already existing in local communities on the safe use and application of herbicides.
Researchers unveil techniques for controlling weeds in Cassava
Declaring the meeting open, IITA Deputy Director General, Partnership for Delivery, Dr. Kenton Dashiell, said the goal of the project was to take off drudgery due to weeding in cassava farming systems.
Towards developing new cassava varieties
For three days, world’s top cassava experts gathered in Ibadan to report progress made on developing new varieties of cassava with higher yield and nutritional content. The meeting, held at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.....
BATNF: Enhancing wealth creation across the cassava value chain in rural communities
Agriculture has been described as critical to economic development and employment, especially in developing countries and Nigeria is currently regarded as the largest producer of cassava in the world.
‘How to raise Africa’s cassava yields’
He said AATF’s mission is to turn cassava into a cash crop in Africa through the introduction and coordination of a Public-Private Partnership; Cassava Mechanisation and Agro processing Project (CAMAP).