Author: Adebiyi olafusi

Promotion of Cassava Utilization for Improvement of Food Security and Income generation in Tanzania: Viability of processing cassava flour for biscuit production in Dar-es-Salaam

Pages 42-50 N. Mlingi, K. Mtunda. G.T. Ndunguru, A. Kiriwaggulu and N.M. Mahungu ABSTRACT In order to promote and increase utilization of cassava in Tanzania, a baseline study was carried out in Dar es Salaam city and the surrounding suburbs to study the viability of substituting cassava flour with wheat flour for biscuit production. In […]
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Promotion of cassava in semi-arid zones of sub-Saharan African: Status of Cassava in Northern Nigeria

Pages 35-42 E.B. Amans, M. Tshiunza, B. Ahmed, A.G.O. Dixon, M. Mahmud, and M. Bokanga ABSTRACT Nigeria is a leading producer of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) but production in the Semi-arid zone, which lie between latitudes 10°N and 14°N, is relatively insignificant compared with the humid south. However, the strategic role of the crop in […]
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IPM of cassava in Africa in the 21st century (a light-hearted glimpse into my crystal ball)

Pages 27-34 Peter Neuenschwander ABSTRACT In a fictive report from the year 2020, the author looks back on 25 years of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in cassava, describing potential scenarios concerning IPM on cassava in Africa. While actual work has progressed considerably and has been adapted to new conditions (for example, periurban agriculture), previously used […]
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Realizing the potential of root crops in the 21st century: the modalities for sub-Saharan Africa

Pages 20-26 F.M Quin ABSTRACT The modalities for Africa for realizing the potential of root crops that are produced in the continent require that we build future work on the already available information and experience from different areas where these crops are grown in Africa. It also requires that there be effective technology transfer arrangements, […]
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ISTRC-AB announces her 14th symposium

The 14th International Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops -Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB) will be held in Lusaka, Zambia on 20-24 September 2021.  The theme is: “Exploring climate smart, nutritious and healthy root and tuber crops for African business solutions” This symposium will provide once more an opportunity for scientists and other stakeholders […]
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IITA supports production of Tanzania’s national cassava development strategy

IITA-Tanzania has handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture 2000 copies of the National Cassava Development Strategy, a roadmap to guide cassava commercialization and industrialization initiatives in the country. IITA had offered to support the government in editing and printing the copies. The books were handed over to the Ministry at their headquarters in Dodoma […]
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