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July 1, 2015
The potential of cassava in the “new” economy of Nigeria
Facing declining oil prices, the Nigerian government has reached out to identify new sources of income and explore new markets ...
February 4, 2015
Uganda selected as focus for project on root crops, bananas
Uganda is hosting a $4m (Shs11.4b) project that will expand the utilisation of roots, tubers and bananas and reduce their ...
January 19, 2015
Project seeks to add value to roots, tubers and bananas
Researchers are implementing a new project to explore increased use of roots, tubers and bananas (RTBs) and technologies to reduce ...
January 14, 2015
Scientists embark on fighting deadly banana disease
A group of scientists has embarked on a strategy to prevent the spread of a deadly banana fungal disease following ...
September 9, 2014
CGIAR: A maps application, developed with scientific crowdsourcing, identifies priority areas for crops.
Many people in the developing world struggle with hunger, food insecurity, poverty and threats to their livelihoods. In response, the ...
September 3, 2014
Manioc : un réseau de surveillance des maladies en Afrique
Vingt-huit organisations internationales viennent de s'associer pour mieux lutter contre les maladies du manioc en Afrique. Le réseau PACSUN (Pan-African ...
February 26, 2014
Nigeria, Others to Save $4.63bn Annually by Adopting Cassava Feed
The use of cassava-based feeds for farm animals in Nigeria and other countries in Africa will bring several benefits, including ...
December 11, 2013
New process ‘could develop biofortified cassava faster’
[NAIROBI] Cassava could be bred on a large scale to contain high contents of vitamin A using a new process — called ...
November 5, 2013
IITA Moves to Position Cassava as Major Source of Animal Feed
Top international researchers will meet with decision makers, business people, and other stakeholders working in the Nigerian cassava sector in ...
August 8, 2013
Interactive tool maps out world of bananas, potatoes and cassava
Through an interactive mapping system, scientists and agricultural professionals can now visualize the world of roots, tubers and bananas. Using ...
February 21, 2013
CIRAD and its French partners take up their position in the CGIAR Roots, Tubers and Bananas Research Programme (RTB CRP)
CIRAD and its French partners are taking part in the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Roots, Tubers and ...
February 20, 2013
Global program on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas to exploit untapped potential and new synergies
Two-hundred million poor farmers in developing countries grow roots, tubers, and bananas (RTBs) for food security and income. But they ...
February 16, 2013
Savants Meet on Plan to Raise Food Production
Filipino researchers are plunging headlong into a program to improve the production of roots, tubers and bananas and thus mitigate ...
February 15, 2013
Cassava could be answer to Asia’s food security woes
There is widespread concern across Asia about the potential impact of climate change on food production but cassava is one ...
February 13, 2013
South Sudan: Why Can’t Our Own Growers Plant the Root Crops That We Eat?
South Sudanese consume a lot of sweet potatoes, cassava, yams and other root crops in their daily diet as is ...
February 12, 2013
Cameroon releases IITA improved cassava varieties to boost food security
The Cameroonian government has released five new improved cassava varieties to help improve the food security of millions of people ...
February 10, 2013
Tanzanian, IITA to jointly develop cassava industry
The Tanzanian government will support efforts aimed at supporting farmers to optimize the cassava growing as it play a big ...
February 5, 2013
Encourage female yam farmers, researcher urges govt
A researcher at the National Roots Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State, Mrs Glory Ironkwe, has urged the federal ...
February 1, 2013
New African cassava resists devastating viruses
Plant scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a new African cassava preferred by consumers and farmers that is resistant to ...
January 20, 2013
Cote d’Ivoire: New Cassava Varieties Bring Women Autonomy
Abidjan — Women farmers in Côte d'Ivoire are achieving greater autonomy and economic independence thanks to new varieties of cassava ...
January 15, 2013
Roots and tubers to the fore: Cassava and sweet potato may improve dairy goat production in Tanzania’s drylands, but will women benefit?
Researchers in Tanzania are exploring how small-scale farmers might better integrate production of root and tuber crops, such as cassava ...
January 14, 2013
Rwanda: New Sweet Potato Variety Triples Yields in Gakenke
A new variety of sweet potatoes introduced in Gakenke District has increased output from four tonnes to 12 tonnes per ...
January 13, 2013
Bananas could replace potatoes in warming world
Climate change could lead to crops from the banana family becoming a critical food source for millions of people, a ...
January 12, 2013
Rwanda: Banana Wilt Threatens Food Security
Banana Xanthomonas wilt has spread to 23 out of 30 districts in the country and has been declared a national ...