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Edwin is an agriculture enthusiast who believes in the potency of agriculture in driving economic growth in developing countries. He also believes in the use of biotechnology to advance agriculture in order to fight hunger and poverty. Edwin believes in the power of the media to bridge the gap between policy makers, sector actors and the farmers, especially those in the rural areas.

Why Nigeria has not tapped into $5 billion annual cassava potential- Dr Dixon 

The Director for Development and Delivery of International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Alfred Dixon said because of inadequate Technologies to improve cassava production, Nigeria has been unable to tap into the full potential of cassava crop which is estimated at $5 billion annually. Dr Alfred Dixon disclosed this …

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IITA, TAAT new technology to increase Nigeria’s annual cassava production to 100 million tons

By Edwin Nwanojuo Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the world, with annual production at over 50 million tons. This figure according to stakeholders is very low because currently our production per hectare is still below 10 tons, which is significantly low. The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation …

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FG launches rural agric dev project in 9 communities

The Federal Government has launched its Village Alive Development Initiative (VADI) project in nine more rural communities in the country. Dr Olufemi Oladunni, Executive Director of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports …

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AfDB, FUNAAB, IITA convene Nigeria’s first Cassava investment Forum

A new initiative by the African Development Bank (AfDB) is unleashing the potential and power of cassava across the African Continent, creating wealth and improving the livelihoods of farmers, and taking cassava to a new frontier. The initiative—known as Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT), is part of the Bank’s …

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TAAT showcases high-yielding hybrid rice varieties adapted to African conditions 

A set of four high-yielding hybrid rice varieties with excellent grain quality have elicited strong interest from key stakeholders, especially seed companies and farmers. The rice varieties were showcased during field days held recently at AfricaRice research station in M’bé, Côte d’Ivoire. The field days to showcase the performance of …

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INTERVIEW: Why Govt need to empower cassava farmers- Adeyemi

Harvest Feeds and Agro Processing received the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Program (MANCAP) from the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), the Chairman of the company, Goke Adeyemi speaks on the important of the certificate and on cassava starch production Nigeria. The Standard Organization of Nigeria has given you the MANCAP certificate, …

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