Uganda: Search for Ways to Improve Cassava Shelf Life

Millions of Uganda rely on cassava not only for food security but as a means of livelihood. However, an issue of concern is its shelf life.

To address this, a research is being conducted on technologies to enable longer storage of cassava as well as the economic feasibility.

Known as RTB-Endure, the project is implemented in Uganda by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas. It is led by International Potato Center (CIP) and is part of a wider three-year EU-funded project with technical support of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

“First, we screened several cassava varieties to identify the ones characterised by slower post-harvest deterioration,” says Harriet Muyinza the principal investigator for the National Agricultural Research Organisation (Naro) team on this project…

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