Despite 20% global cassava share, low yield denies farmers bumper harvest
Despite accounting for approximately 20 per cent of global cassava production, Nigeria’s cassava seed system is bedeviled with low yield of smallholder farmers, among other challenges.
Cassava stem demand exceeds N10b, partners harp on integration
Efforts to develop cassava seed system would help Nigeria to transform cassava and meet the growing demand for cassava seeds of about N10 billion from growers, experts from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Seeds council to pre-certify cassava planting materials
The National Agricultural Seeds Council has been mandated to henceforth certify cassava planting materials before they are distributed for planting in the country.
FG commends IITA’s impact in cassava seed sector
The Federal Government has commended the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and its partners for their impact on the Nigerian seed system, especially in the cassava sector.
How BASICS transforms cassava seed sector
A project— Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS) has demonstrated that the cassava seeds system can be profitable for players involved across the value chain and can sustainably deploy improved varieties of cassava stems to farmers while creating jobs.
Reps committee summons NIMASA to explain unaudited accounts
The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has summoned the management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to appear before it on Feb. 25...
Farmers seek decentralisation of helpline centers to grassroots
Farmers in Southeast states have lauded the establishment of Farmers Helpline Centers, across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
‘How youths can make millions of naira in cassava farming’
Mr Ayodele Omowumi David is the Cassava Project and Agro-processing Project (CAMAP) Coordinator, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). He reveals to The Guardian that cassava is one of the greatest...
Women group task NRCRI on demonstration farms in communities
Some women, under the aegis of Olokoro Welfare Association Women Federated have urged the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State, to set up demonstration farms within their reach.