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New Project To Build Commercially Sustainable Cassava Seed System In Nigeria

A four-year project (2015 – 2019) to develop a commercially sustainable cassava seed value chain in Nigeria, was officially launched ...
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Uganda: High post harvest losses in cooking bananas

Cooking banana is the main staple crop in Uganda produced mostly by smallholders for food and income. However, the cooking ...
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Making use of sweetpotato vines as silage

When James Francis Ojakol enrolled for a Master degree in animal science at Makerere University, he had no idea how ...
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Agri-food systems research and poverty in Ghana

In Ghana, small scale farmers are national assets. They form the bulk of the workforce in the agricultural sector, which ...
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Is cassava the key to tomorrow’s food security?

Huyen Thi Phuc, a small-scale farmer in southern Vietnam, has grown cassava and cashew nuts for 15 years. The cassava, ...
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SciDev – Africa’s top science stories from first half of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, we highlight science articles published by SciDev.Net’s Sub-Saharan Africa English regional edition that were ...
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“Orphan Crops”: What They Are, Why They Matter and What’s Being Done

Ever wake up craving some finger millet, or sit down in front of a movie with some nice groundnut? Probably ...
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Farmers trained in silage production

Some 28 agriculture officials and farmers have been trained in silage production for pigs at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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