Aug 5, 2014

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Cassava's Veggie Rice Bowl Worth an Outer Richmond Trip

SF Weekly (blog) - ‎cách đây 2 giờ‎
Except I'm imploring you to make the journey to Cassava for a vegetarian rice bowl ($8) that is indeed virtuous and meat-free.

Cassava bread could tackle food security in Africa - ‎cách đây 15 giờ‎
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 ...

Ogun to Train Farmers On New Cassava Varieties - ‎cách đây 22 giờ‎
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 ...

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
About N16 billion worth of cassava flour would be needed by 2015, in the estimated 550 million (950g) loaves of bread valued at about N117 billion currently produced annually in the country.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Harnessing untapped agricultural potential for inclusive growth

BusinessDay - ‎29-07-2014‎
We are turning our comparative advantage as the world's largest producer of cassava into absolute competitive advantage.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

South Cotabato eyes P36-M cassava granule production project under PRDP

Philippine Information Agency - ‎31-07-2014‎
The Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP) confirmed in a report that South Cotabato its partner proponent groups have recently presented their business plan for cassava granules to PRDP in a finalization workshop held recently in Davao City.

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