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HOW BASICS IS TRANSFORMING 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.  Researchers say in the last five years, BASICS has created a viable and […]Continue Reading
Cassava Farming

ENUGU TRAINS EXTENSION WORKERS ON IMPROVED AGRONOMIC PRACTICES, WEED CONTROL

The Enugu State Government has trained extension workers on weed management in cassava and maize farming systems in the state. The training conducted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) through the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI), was the fallout of the meeting held with commissioners of agriculture in 2019. At least 40 extension […]Continue Reading
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ACAI UNVEILS AKILIMO TO SUPPORT CASSAVA GROWERS

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) has unveiled a new agronomic advisory service, called Akilimo to support cassava growers with knowledge and recommendations to intensify their cassava-based cropping systems.
  Christened the new face of ACAI, Akilimo is built with and for smallholder cassava growers. The name ‘Akilimo’ is portmanteau of two Swahili Continue Reading
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AGRICULTURIST ADVISES FARMERS TO CULTIVATE CASSAVA WITH VITAMIN A NUTRIENTS TO CURB MALNUTRITION

An agriculturist, Mrs. Bola Adeyemo, has called on more local farmers to embrace the cultivation of Cassava with Vitamin nutrients to address malnutrition and hunger. Adeyemo, also a food processor, made the call on Thursday in Lagos while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Vitamin A helps form and maintains healthy teeth, skeletal and soft […]Continue Reading
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UK INSTITUTE COMMENDS NIGERIA’S ROLE IN AFRICAN ROOT, TUBER VALUE CHAINS

Celebrating its 125 years of research and impacts, the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich, has acknowledged the positive impacts of a homegrown technological device developed in Nigeria on value chain development of the root and tuber crops in Africa. The institute admits that smallholder farmers have benefited and would continue to improve their Continue Reading
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IITA-ACAI TO TRAIN 30,000 FARMERS IN ABIA, BENUE, OYO, OTHERS

About 30,000 farmers from Abia, Benue, Oyo, Ogun and Osun state will benefit from the training on the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management & Best Planting Practices, says Godwin Atser, ACAI Digital Extension & Advisory Services Specialist today. The training is aimed at empowering farmers with the knowledge to boost cassava and maize productivity […]Continue Reading
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EXPORTING ETHANOL WILL EARN NIGERIA TRILLIONS OF NAIRA — NCGA

The Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) says Nigeria has the capacity to produce over 10 trillion litres of ethanol at a competitive price and earn trillions of naira exporting the product. Mr Segun Adewumi, the National President of NCGA made this known in his presentation at the Cassava Africa Expo and conference organised by BKG […]Continue Reading