Aug 9, 2014

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Update of Cassava News from  31 July to 8 August, 2014.

Flavors From the Melting Pot: Cassava Fries With Curry Mayonnaise

TakePart - ‎06-08-2014‎
This film got me thinking about French cuisine and Indian cuisine and how far apart they seem at first, but how similar they are. The French fry potatoes; the Indians fry cassava, or yuca. Both are super-starchy roots that make for the most amazing ...

Weeds, most challenging constraints to cassava farming - ‎07-08-2014‎
Dr Alfred Dixon, Project Leader for the project Sustainable Weed Management Technologies for Cassava Systems in Nigeria said solutions on weed control in cassava farms were underway following efforts between IITA and partners to combat weeds in ...

Cassava bread could tackle food security in Africa - ‎04-08-2014‎
The first three-year project aimed to enhance competitiveness of the high quality cassava flour chain in western and central Africa and the second 18-month project would improve quality, nutrition and health impacts of cassava in breads in Nigeria and ...

Cassava farmers plead for gov't help

The Phnom Penh Post - ‎05-08-2014‎
Cassava farmers are calling on the government to standardise prices and help stabilise demand as the market for the root crop continues to prove risky for growers.

Cassava's Veggie Rice Bowl Worth an Outer Richmond Trip

SF Weekly (blog) - ‎04-08-2014‎
Except I'm imploring you to make the journey to Cassava for a vegetarian rice bowl ($8) that is indeed virtuous and meat-free.

Ogun to Train Farmers On New Cassava Varieties - ‎03-08-2014‎
Director, Cassava Revolution Programme of the State, Mrs. Kehinde Jokotaye, who gave this hint during the distribution ceremony, said that the farmers would be trained on the peculiarities of this cassava variety and best planting methods among other ...

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.

IFAD supports cassava flour in bread project

GhanaWeb - ‎30-07-2014‎
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has rolled-out a project to support the inclusion of cassava flour in bread and other confectioneries towards improving food security and the livelihoods of farmers.

Wasps to the rescue of Southeast Asia's cassava crops

Far Eastern Agriculture - ‎31-07-2014‎
The mealybug injects a toxin into the cassava plant while feeding on its leaves and stems, causing the plants to wither and die.

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 ...

Mixed results for yellow cassava's vitamin A trial

SciDev.Net - ‎28-07-2014‎
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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

P36M for cassava granule production plant in SouthCot

Minda News - ‎01-08-2014‎
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 August) - The national government is investing around P36 million for the development of a production plant for cassava granules in South Cotabato province under the World Bank-supported Philippine Rural ...

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 ...

Re: N9.9 billion fund… Still a long way to cassava bread

The Nation Newspaper - ‎15-07-2014‎
SIR: The feature “N9.9 billion fund… still a long way to cassava bread” written by Sina Fadare as published on pages 2 and 3 of Wednesday July 2, edition of The Nation refers.

Moroto Teachers Use Cassava As Chalk

Daily Times Nigeria - ‎31-07-2014‎
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 ...

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