Articles tagged with: Cassava
Prof Felix Nweke, a former IITA scientist who has worked on both cassava and yam, talks about his life as a scientist and the impact of IITA’s work on roots and tubers on the African farmers.
Nigeria has released two new improved cassava varieties developed through a collaborative effort between IITA and the Nigerian Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike.
Cassavabase, a database that promotes open access data sharing, was launched recently. IITA, a major contributor of data to www.cassavabase.org, will host this information resource through the NEXTGEN Cassava project.
Tanzania’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have launched three new projects to support efforts to develop cassava varieties with resistance to Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) and Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD).
Three pro-vitamin A cassava varieties developed by IITA in partnership with the National Root Crops Research Institute (Nigeria) were launched recently by the Nigerian government.
IITA has adopted a multipronged strategy to tackle Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD), a serious threat to cassava production, to reduce its effects on cassava in epidemic areas, and prevent its further spread.
Cassava value addition is helping African farmers increase their income, and improve livelihoods and food security through the USAID-funded project Unleashing the Power of Cassava (UPoCA).
Nigeria has released four improved cassava varieties that would strengthen its lead in cassava production, increase farmers’ incomes, and guarantee food security.