Written by Adeleke Mainasara Tuesday, 22 July 2014 06:46
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)-managed project Sustainable Weed Management Technologies for Cassava Systems in Nigeria has handed over equipment to the University of Agriculture Makurdi to help tackle the menace of weeds in cassava farms.
Written by Adeleke Mainasara Saturday, 12 July 2014 13:53
The Nigerian government has released three new improved vitamin A cassava varieties with yellow roots in a bid to step up efforts to tackle the problem of vitamin A deficiency especially among women and children. These new varieties were developed jointly by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) Umudike.
Written by Sophie Mbugua Wednesday, 09 July 2014 10:26
Despite the agricultural sector being the mainstay of the many countries’ economies, 75 percent of the world's poorest people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihood. Expert opinions differ on the best way forward. While others call for increased education of smallholder farmers, others say focus should be on the industrial scale and not on smallholder producers who often can only produce enough for their families.
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