Aug 16, 2014

Cassava News 119

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Update of Cassava News from  31 July to 14 August, 2014.

Realising the economic and potential of Cassava in Malawi

Nyasa Times - ‎14-08-2014‎
The association, which strives to improve rural livelihood through improved food security and increased household income levels through production and marketing of cassava flour has over 800 members in Nkhotakota and Salima. The association's treasurer ...

Cassava promoters as Uganda's staple food should consider safety issues

New Vision - ‎10-08-2014‎
The cyanide levels in unprocessed cassava are high enough to produce serious effects of cyanide poisoning including nervous signs such as mental confusion, muscular paralysis, and respiratory distress that are associated with chronic consumption.

Cambodia sees 20% decline in cassava export in 6 months

FreshPlaza - ‎14-08-2014‎
Cambodia sees 20% decline in cassava export in 6 months. Cambodia had exported 226,000 tons of fresh and dry cassava in the first half of 2014, a decrease of 20 percent over the same period last year, said the figures provided by the Ministry of ...

Nigeria: Ogun to have 500 new youth-owned cassava production businesses

FreshPlaza - ‎cách đây 20 giờ‎
According to Adewumi, about 10 hectares of land would be apportioned to every identified youth who would be expected to produce 30 tons per hectare of cassava to realise about 300 tons. If every of these 500 businesses get 300 tons of cassava, these ...

UK's Sunbird Inks $150m Cassava Ethanol Deal In Zambia

Ventures Africa - ‎14-08-2014‎
“The significance of this project is that it is going to be the first project that will be using cassava to extract bio-ethanol for fuel and that will help in going green,” he said.

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 potential underutilised

GhanaWeb - ‎10-08-2014‎
Cassava is an important commodity for Ghana's food security and it is therefore not surprising to note that Ghana's Agricultural Policy, the Food and Agricultural Development Policy (FADEPII), gives particular attention to development of the cassava ...

Cassava to replace matooke as Uganda's staple food

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.

IITA progresses on weeds control programme for cassava

GhanaWeb - ‎10-08-2014‎
Dr Alfred Dixon, Leader for the Sustainable Weed Management Technologies for Cassava Systems Project in Nigeria, has said solutions on weed control in cassava farms are underway following efforts between the International Institute of Tropical ...

Ogun to have 500 new youth-owned cassava production businesses

BusinessDay - ‎12-08-2014‎
About 500 cassava farming enterprises producing about 0.15 million tons of cassava would emerge in Ogun State, if the state government clears 1,000 hectares out of the 5,000 available for cassava farming in the state. This was disclosed by Segun ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

DA encourages farmers to boost cassava production through clustering

Business Mirror - ‎10-08-2014‎
A cassava cluster is defined as having all actors in a particular geographic area, collaborating to build profitable value chains, which actually are producers and their organization, together with the input suppliers, processors, Antonio G. Gerundio ...

Between Ebola and Cassava Flakes

GhanaWeb - ‎09-08-2014‎
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa is hardly an ideal time for residents in the region to embark on foreign travel.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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