|09 March 2010
||Citizen: Will cassava be the next big cash crop? |
The four-year cassava value-adding initiative -- funded by the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) and implemented by the International Insti- tute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) -- which hopes to raise the profile of the tuber crop from being a "poor man's crop" to a profitable and sustainable source of income for resource-poor farmers in the region.
|08 March 2010
||PR NewsWire: World Cocoa Foundation Launches Cocoa Livelihoods Program in Nigeria|
...The Cocoa Livelihoods Program is managed by the World Cocoa Foundation and implemented through a consortium of five organizations including Agribusiness Services International (ASI) an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)/Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP), SOCODEVI and TechnoServe.
|08 March 2010
||Tribune: How to make more income from cassava|
From simple analysis, three tons of cassava tubers, when ground and processed, would produce one ton of garri. (IITA estimation). It means that you have turned the tubers into consumable product and you have added value (money) to it. A module (kongo) of garri of equivalent to 1.2 kilogrammes.
|07 March 2010
||Punch: Thailand moves to tap into IITA‘s expertise|
To halt the spread of the mealy bug, a stock rearing colony of Anagyrus lopezi has been imported into Thailand from the IITA laboratories in Benin by Georg Goergen, IITA Entomologist. Goergen brought the materials in September 2009.
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