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.
Rockefeller Foundation develops solution for increasing cassava shelf life
The development is part of YieldWise, Rockefeller Foundation’s $130m initiative launched in January 2016, aimed at reducing food loss by at least 50 per cent by 2030 in representative value chains.
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.
African cassava initiative moves to reduce yield gap on the continent
The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) said on Saturday that it had strengthened its relationship with partners with the aim of reducing the cassava yield gap on the continent.
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.
Make Vitamin A cassava, maize staple food, expert counsels
The Country Manager of HarvestPlus, Dr. Paul IIona, has urged Nigerians to regularly eat Vitamin A cassava and maize due to their health benefits.
Farmers commence wet season farming, seek govt’s support
Although there has been abnormal rainfall pattern since the beginning of the year, farmers in many parts of the country geared up to taking advantage of the little first rainfall to commence farming activities.
Harvestplus Supports Farmers With Improved Cassava Stems
IN pursuit of its objectives for 2015, which include dissemination of improved Vitamin A cassava stems to over 700,000 farmers across the country, a leading agricultural brand, HarvestPlus Nigeria, has presented the stems to over 3,000 farmers in Akwa-Ibom and Delta communities for planting and multiplication.