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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 ...
November 15, 2012
Cassava Plant Remains Vital In Fight Against Hunger
From this field nestled among the lush rolling hills of Nigeria's southwest, the small plants rising out the hard red ...
November 10, 2012
FIIRO DG On Cassava Bread, Food Security
Mrs. Elemo, who spoke in Asaba during the Annual General Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, where she was ...
November 5, 2012
What Price Rice May Do
Rice remains the most popular staple in Guinea, but the high price of imported rice is pushing many consumers in ...
November 1, 2012
“Seek-and-destroy” protein could sound the death knell for cassava viruses
Cassava is the second–most important food crop in Africa, a staple in South America, and a vital industrial crop grown ...
October 25, 2012
Cameroon: New Cassava Species Could Boost Food Security
Scientists and farmers' associations have high hopes that a variety of cassava could help build their resilience to droughts and ...
October 20, 2012
Brazil: Drought in the Northeast generates supply crisis and record prices of cassava
Prices of cassava root, potato starch and flour are the largest (in nominal terms) ever recorded by the Center for ...
October 15, 2012
Climate change may supersize sweet potatoes
Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may have a silver lining: doubling the size of the sweet potato, ...
October 10, 2012
Cornell receives $25.2M in funding for next generation cassava breeding
Cassava, a rough and ready root crop that has long been the foundation of food security in Africa is finally ...
October 5, 2012
East African cassava research gets major funding boost
[NAIROBI] Three projects targeting the deadly viral cassava diseases, cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) and cassava mosaic disease (CMD), have ...
September 30, 2012
Rising carbon emissions may double sweet potato size
Publisher: Zoraida Portillo - SciDev.Net Publishing date: 2013-01-02 09:00:00 Read article ...
September 28, 2012
Silk industry spins eco-friendly yarn from cassava-fed worms
Publisher: bangkokpost.com Publishing date: 2013-01-05 12:00:00 Read article ...
September 20, 2012
Nigeria Produces Hybrid Cassava Varieties to Boost Productivity
Publisher: thisdaylive.com Publishing date: 2013-01-07 09:00:00 Read article ...
September 15, 2012
Cassava Bread Can Generate N24bn Annual Revenue – FIIRO
Publisher: Chika Izuora - http://leadership.ng Publishing date: 2012-12-28 14:04:00 Read article ...
September 10, 2012
Bank loans for cassava producers in Mozambique to increase this year
Bank loans for cassava producers are this year expected to increase by US$8.3 million to US$17.6 million, compared to US$9.3 ...
September 5, 2012
Horn of Africa ‘should grow more climate-hardy cassava’
Farmers in the Horn of Africa should focus on growing more improved cassava varieties, which are high-yielding and resilient to ...
September 1, 2012
Another option? – Cassava flour trials to get underway
Bakeries across Barbados will be involved in trials to test how cassava flour can either be used to develop products ...