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Issue 11, Looking In »
[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 4,251 views]

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.

Issue 10, News »
[28 Aug 2013 | 9 Comments | 23,561 views]

Nigeria has released two new improved cassava varieties developed through a collaborative effort between IITA and the Nigerian Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike.

Issue 10, News »
[28 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 20,275 views]

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.

Best Practice, Issue 9 »
[27 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 24,872 views]
NRM in cassava and yam production systems

How can African farmers realize the yield potential of cassava and yam? Efficient combinations of agronomic practices, nutrient supply, and soil management practices could increase the productivity of cassava and yam while improving the status of the natural resource base.

Issue 9, News »
[20 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 78,611 views]

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).

Issue 8, News »
[14 May 2012 | No Comment | 25,812 views]

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.

Issue 6, Specials »
[14 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 15,925 views]

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.

Issue 6, News »
[14 Apr 2011 | 3 Comments | 11,442 views]

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).

Issue 6, News »
[14 Apr 2011 | 5 Comments | 8,267 views]

Nigeria has released four improved cassava varieties that would strengthen its lead in cassava production, increase farmers’ incomes, and guarantee food security.

Issue 6, Tool Box »
[14 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 10,256 views]
DEWN: a novel surveillance system

A multipartner team of scientists have developed an early warning system that uses cell phones to monitor and track cassava disease outbreaks in Tanzania, and now in Rwanda.