Lack of biocontrol regulations hinders control of banana pests, diseases

A major thrust to develop and deploy safe and effective biological control methods to manage and reduce crop damage from pests and diseases in...

Weeds, major productivity drawback in cassava farming

Commissioners of Agriculture in Nigeria’s cassava growing belt have declared weeds a major cause of low yield in cassava and the main constraint limiting...

Africa needs to more than double cassava production to feed herself by 2050

Africa needs to double her cassava production to avert a major food crisis by 2050, says the Director for the Global Cassava Partnership for...

IITA trains 35 extension worker

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture and CRS have trained 35 extension service providers in Benue. The training was in weed management in cassava farming...

Nigeria declares weeds as major productivity drawback in cassava farming

Commissioners of agriculture in Nigeria’s cassava growing belt have declared weeds as major drivers of low yield in cassava and the main constraint limiting...

IITA innovations brighten Nigeria’s future, says thinktank

Nigeria’s agricultural think-tank, the Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG) says research and innovations being developed at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) hold promise,...

IITA research offers solution to weed problem

A team of researchers working on the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-managed Cassava Weed Management Project (IITA-CWMP) have said findings from the 5-year project...

Global cassava coalition calls for support for cassava transformation in Africa

Ahead of the international conference on cassava, the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) has called on policy makers, donors and the...

Cassava agronomy centre stage at Tanzania meeting

Researchers and policymakers are meeting in Tanzania to discuss cassava agronomy under the auspices of the African Agronomy Initiative (ACAI). The meeting, holding 11-15, December,...

Danish firms hunger for Nigeria agric, food sector

At least 15 Danish companies signed agreements with Nigerian investors on Monday in possible hopes of doing business in Nigeria, targeting the food and...

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