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A Presidential Initiative on Cassava The agricultural sector occupies an important place in the economy of Togo, significantly contributing to the gross domestic product. The cassava subsector has been identified to have high growth potential for contributing to job creation, improved incomes, and living conditions of...

Arega D. Alene (IITA-Malawi), Tahirou Abdoulaye (IITA-Ibadan), Victor Manyong (IITA-Tanzania) International cassava improvement research at IITA was initiated in the early 1970s with a focus on developing high-yielding varieties with resistance to major pests and diseases. In addition to breeding for high yield and resistance to...

Christopher Mutungi, Postharvest Specialist, IITA-Tanzania; Francis Irungu, PhD candidate Egerton University; Komi Fiaboe,– Entomologist, IITA; Abass Adebayo, Postharvest specialist, IITA Insects are part of the diet for humans and domesticated animals in many African cultures. Insect farming has great potential to contribute to food security by...

Tesfamicheal Wossen, Arega Alene, Tahirou Abdoulaye, Shiferaw Feleke, Ismail Rabbi, and Victor Manyong Technological change such as the development and dissemination of improved crop varieties is understood to be the major pathway through which agricultural research brings benefits to society. Recognizing this fact, IITA, in collaboration with national and international...

Paul M. Dontsop Nguezet, Theresa Ampadu-Boakye, Fred Kanampiu, David Ngome, and Bernard Vanlauwe Food security, nutrition, lowering the risk of climate change, and increasing soil fertility are critical challenges that concern many African countries now and in future. In addition, producing food in a sustainable manner...

Maize is the third most important food crop in Nigeria in terms of production after cassava and yam, with 31% used for feed and 12% for processing. The demand for maize increases annually due to urbanization and population growth (FAO, 2013). Although Nigeria produces over 7...

David Ngome and Pieter Pypers The ACAI agronomy advice tool, Akilimo, was built to provide optimized and economically beneficial recommendations tailored to the biophysical and socioeconomic situation of cassava growers. The tool considers planting and harvest dates, local soil data, weather conditions, prices of available fertilizers,...

Patchimaporn Udomkun, Bhundit Innawong, Emmanuel Njukwe 1 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Bujumbura, Burundi 2 Food Technology Department, Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology, Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand Fast food processing, the palatable taste of fried food, and considerable economic benefit make deep-fat frying one of the...

Lava Kumar Cassava is a stable, low-cost staple for millions in sub-Saharan Africa. This subsistence and industrial crop has tolerance for poor soil, harsh conditions, pests and diseases—benefiting both small-scale farmers and medium and large-scale entrepreneur. Despite its widespread importance as a food security and cash...