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IFAD supports cassava flour in bread project

GhanaWeb - ‎cách đây 18 giờ‎
The project is to be executed through two IFAD grants: “Enhancing the Competitiveness of the High Quality Cassava Flour Value Chain (HQCF) in West and Central Africa,” and “Improving Quality, Nutrition and Health Impacts of Inclusion of Cassava Flour ...

IFAD backs cassava flour in bread initiative

Nigerian Tribune - ‎30-07-2014‎
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has declared support for the inclusion of cassava flour in bread and other confectioneries as part of efforts to improve food security and the livelihoods of farmers, especially those in the ...

Nigeria to need N16bn cassava flour annually for bread by 2015

BusinessDay - ‎29-07-2014‎
According to master bakers operating in Nigeria already utilising cassava flour in the production of 950g loaves of bread, the cost of flour used in bread is about 35 percent.

Wasps to the rescue of Southeast Asia's cassava crops

Far Eastern Agriculture - ‎cách đây 10 giờ‎
All of the countries with cassava mealybug populations are now equipped with the technical skills to quickly produce and release the wasps on a large scale.

Cassava saves Uganda teachers - ‎cách đây 15 giờ‎
Teachers in several primary schools in Moroto District in Uganda, have resorted to writing on blackboards using dried cassava due to a shortage of chalk. The shortage of chalk was caused by the government's delay to release Universal Primary Education ...

Mixed Results for Yellow Cassava's Vitamin A Trial - ‎30-07-2014‎
She measured both beta-carotene, a molecule that the body can turn into vitamin A, and vitamin A itself in blood samples of children who consumed 350 grams of cooked yellow cassava a day for four months, in 2012. Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of the ...

The Cassava revolution

BusinessDay - ‎29-07-2014‎
According to a recent report of the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO), Nigeria is sure to earn at least $1.3 billion from cassava chips export in 2014 out of the current production of about $18 billion. Akinwunmi Adesina, minister of ...

Cassava to replace matooke as Uganda's staple foodPublish Date: Jul 29, 2014

New Vision - ‎29-07-2014‎
CASSAVA will soon be Uganda's staple food replacing matooke according to scientists attending the third Cassava Regional Center of Excellence Review and Science Conference in Kampala.

Kari Releases Certified Cassava Seeds for the First Time - ‎29-07-2014‎
A seed expert from the institute, Dr Joseph Kamau, said six varieties of the seeds had been released at the Coast, three in Nairobi and a host of others are being produced.

IFAD Approves Inclusion Of Cassava Flour In Bread, Confectioneries

Daily Times Nigeria - ‎29-07-2014‎
In a bid to boost quest for food security and the livelihoods of the rural farmers, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has endorsed the inclusion of cassava flour in bread and other confectioneries. This follows the launching on ...

Nigeria Introduced Higher Pro-Vitamin A Cassava - ‎30-07-2014‎
New Picture (1) Three newly improved vitamin A cassava varieties with yellow roots have been released by the Nigerian government, stepping up efforts to tackle the problem of vitamin A deficiency especially among women and children in the country.

Cassava cash - UWI researcher aims at J$672m annual saving

Jamaica Gleaner - ‎26-07-2014‎
If University of the West Indies researcher, Dr Ian Thompson, is successful, Jamaica could slash US$6 million (approx J$672m) from its annual import bill by replacing wheat flour with cassava flour. "We have set a modest target of substituting 10 per ...

Wonder Crop Cassava Now Assumes Foreign Exchange Status - Expert

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - ‎28-07-2014‎
The Director of the Wenchi Agriculture Research Station, Aaron Akyea, says collaborative research into eighteen varieties of cassava indicate that the wonder crop is not only an industrial product but has assumed a foreign exchange status. In an ...

Project Earmarks Sh16 Billion Cassava Processing in Kibaha - ‎23-07-2014‎
Kibaha - ABOUT 16bn/- has been allocated to cassava processing project expected to be implemented in two phases, jointly by American Company FJS African Starch Development Limited and the Tanzania Investment Bank (TIB) in Rufiji District, Coast ...

Cassava growers expect prosperity after government funding

Dominican Today - ‎21-07-2014‎
Dajabon, Dominican Republic.- Once the world discovers casaba (kasabi), the tortilla-like crust first made by the Taino Indians from cassava (yucca), an association based in Loma de Cabrera, Dajabón province (northwest) can expect prosperity. For now ...

Written by Adeleke Mainasara

Africa Science News Service - ‎12-07-2014‎
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.

IITA Cassava Weed Management Project hands over assets to Nigerian varsities ...

Africa Science News Service - ‎22-07-2014‎
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 ...

Nigeria releases cassava with higher Vitamin A

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - ‎16-07-2014‎
Dr Peter Kulakow, IITA Cassava Breeder, said that the development of the varieties demonstrates strong collaboration between scientists at NRCRI and IITA, which benefits Nigerian farmers and especially women and children who suffer from vitamin A ...

New nutritious vitamin-A cassava varieties released in Nigeria

FreshPlaza - ‎08-07-2014‎
Nigerian farmers and households can now grow and eat more nutritious cassava following the release of three new varieties that are richer in vitamin A than similarly bio-fortified varieties introduced three years ago.

Mozambique targets 14.7m tonnes of cassava

FreshPlaza - ‎09-07-2014‎
Mozambique is targeting 14.7 million tonnes of cassava this year, an increase of five million tonnes on average for the last five years, state media reported Tuesday.

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