Farmers in transitional zone call on stakeholders to intervene in food production and marketing

Farmers in the transitional zone of Ghana have called on the government and private sector to support them to ensure food security. The transition zone often referred to as the ‘food basket of Ghana’ has been the centre of food … Continue reading Farmers in transitional zone call on stakeholders to intervene in food production and marketing

GIZ–GIAE and IITA target job creation and increased maize and cassava productivity in Nigeria

The Green Innovation Centre for the Agriculture and Food Sector Program (GIAE) – Nigeria is launching an 18-month project to boost maize and cassava production and create jobs for youth and women in the value chains. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für … Continue reading GIZ–GIAE and IITA target job creation and increased maize and cassava productivity in Nigeria

Partnership to promote improved cassava varieties and consumption of locally processed agro-products kicks start

A public-private sector initiative between the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) under the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System, Phase 2 (BASICS-II) and SANO Foods Limited is seeking to promote the cultivation of improved cassava varieties as well as … Continue reading Partnership to promote improved cassava varieties and consumption of locally processed agro-products kicks start

Partnership to promote improved cassava varieties cultivation and consumption of locally processed agro-products kicks off

A public-private sector initiative between the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) under the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated CassavaSeed System, Phase 2 (BASICS-II) and SANO Foods Limited is seeking to promote the cultivation of improved cassava varieties as well … Continue reading Partnership to promote improved cassava varieties cultivation and consumption of locally processed agro-products kicks off

IITA, NASC and NRCRI make case for cassava seed system as demand goes high

Efforts to develop cassava seed system would help Nigeria to transform cassava and meet the growing demand for cassava seeds of about N10 billion from cassava growers, experts from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), National Agricultural Seed Council … Continue reading IITA, NASC and NRCRI make case for cassava seed system as demand goes high

Agric stakeholders push for national adoption of IITA ‘Six Steps toolkit’ and improved varieties for Cassava transformation

Agricultural stakeholders and policymakers in Nigeria are calling for the adoption of the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management & Best Planting Practices toolkit that was developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA); and the use of improved … Continue reading Agric stakeholders push for national adoption of IITA ‘Six Steps toolkit’ and improved varieties for Cassava transformation

Access To Loans: Bank of Nigeria favours farmers using improved, disease-free cassava varieties for lending Loans

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says only farmers who grow improved disease-free cassava stems will have access to the N25billion facility it has created to boost cassava production in the country. The policy aims at ensuring that beneficiaries of … Continue reading Access To Loans: Bank of Nigeria favours farmers using improved, disease-free cassava varieties for lending Loans

Nigeria: BASICS-II Onboards 45 New Cassava Seed Entrepreneurs In Kogi State To Address Seed Gap In Cassava

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) led Building an Economically Sustainable Integrated Cassava Seed System, Phase 2 (BASICS-II) on Thursday enlisted 45 farmers in Kogi state as cassava seed entrepreneurs (CSEs). The CSEs were drawn from across the state … Continue reading Nigeria: BASICS-II Onboards 45 New Cassava Seed Entrepreneurs In Kogi State To Address Seed Gap In Cassava