Sep 30, 2014

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Update of Cassava News from  03 August to 30 September, 2014.
(Dr. Kazuo Kazuo visit KM419 cassava variety in Tay Ninh province)

Wasp 'SWAT team' to the rescue of Indonesian cassava crop

Business Insider - ‎24-09-2014‎
Jakarta (AFP) - An "eco-friendly SWAT team" of 2,000 tiny wasps was released in Indonesia Wednesday to battle bugs threatening to devour cassava crops, a major staple and source of income for millions. The two-millimetre A. Lopezi parasitic wasps work ...

Farmers Accuse Cassava Growers Association of Cheating

THISDAY Live - ‎cách đây 11 giờ‎
According to a statement obtainable by THISDAY, the group said its members applied for the loan individually from the BOA, Fugar in Etsako central local government in Edo State in April 2014 to cultivate cassava, but stressed that the loan is yet to be ...

Tiny wasps introduced to Indonesia to save cassava crops

ABC Online - ‎26-09-2014‎
KRIS WYCKHUYS: Yeah, so there's about 1.1, 1.2 million hectares of cassava being grown in Indonesia and about 58 to 60 per cent of locally grown cassava is being used as a food for the country. So it is important as a food security crop as well as a ...

Cassava Virus Dents Farmers Hopes - ‎cách đây 6 giờ‎
Vital Rwibasira secured a Rwf22 million bank loan and invested it in a hitherto lucrative venture, cassava growing. The resident of Kinazi Sector, Ruhango District expected to reap big and improve his livelihood.

Anambra signs MoU with Ekcel Farm for tomato, cassava production

Daily Sun - ‎cách đây 11 giờ‎
Anambra State Government yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an indigenous organisation, Ekcel Frams Limited, for the production of tomato and cassava. It was gathered that the undertaking would provide no fewer than 5,300 ...

Vitamin a Cassava Features in New Nollywood Movies - ‎28-09-2014‎
Nigeria's Nollywood got four unusual additions to its array of productions last week Wednesday, with the premiere of movies in that number that promote improved diets and health, including the Vitamin A cassava variety. The movies unveiled at the 11th ...

Minister promotes cassava growing

New Vision - ‎16-09-2014‎
He added that they were negotiating with investors to set up a cassava-processing factory in Nebbi district. Omach, through the Petroleum Institute for Proactive Action (PIPA), have embarked on a campaign to promote the growing of cassava in Nebbi.

Nollywood, NGO Promote Adoption of Cassava - ‎25-09-2014‎
This has culminated in the production of movies aimed at helping locals improve their diets and health using Vitamin A-enriched cassava. The movies will premiere later on Wednesday at the 11 th Abuja International Film Festival. The movies feature ...

Wasp SWAT teams to protect Indonesian cassava crops

The Japan Times - ‎25-09-2014‎
But unlike in Thailand, where infestations reached some 250,000 hectares (618,000 acres) of crops grown mostly as part of the country's huge export business, cassava in Indonesia is a vital food source second only to rice. That makes the mealybug a ...

FAO, Nari Try Jammeh Sanctioned Cassava Varieties - ‎25-09-2014‎
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in partnership with the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) has launched a trial programme for three new Gabonese-type cassava varieties on the request of the president of the Republic, His ...

SON To Review Cassava Flour Standard To Benefit SMEs

Leadership Newspapers - ‎25-09-2014‎
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Thursday said that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) would play major role in the newly drafted standards for cassava products in the country. Dr Joseph Odumodu, the Director General of SON, said this ...

Tame Deadly Cassava Disease Urgently - ‎25-09-2014‎
A viral disease, cassava brown streak disease, which has ravaged cassava plantations in the Southern Province, continues to spread unabated.

Cassava leaves, roots show promise against colon cancer, heart attack, others

The Guardian Nigeria - ‎17-09-2014‎
Can cassava leaves and roots extract provide the elusive cure for colon, prostate and bladder cancers? Can tiny tubes made from cassava root extract help treat angina and prevent some of the side-effects of existing treatments? CHUKWUMA MUANYA writes ...

ON THE FARM: Amuria farmer earns UShs 80M off 65 acre cassava farm

NTV Uganda - ‎17-09-2014‎
Augustine Akutu from Amuria district has been growing cassava for ten years and he has used the proceeds to acquire more land.

'I can double staff strength by processing cassava'

BusinessDay - ‎23-09-2014‎
I put five hectares under cassava cultivation last year in Ekiti State. Marketers come to the farm with trucks and I have sold four hectares out of the five, with one hectare left.

Caribbean adopting new technologies in cassava production

Jamaica Observer - ‎23-09-2014‎
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) - Representatives from 11 Caribbean countries have received training in the implementation of new technologies for cassava production, with the aim of improving competitiveness and promoting technological innovations ...

Bakers, agric ministry move to accelerate cassava flour usage

Nigerian Tribune - ‎21-09-2014‎
The minister, who was represented by the South - West Regional Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Olalekan Quadri, assured that the ministry and the Federal Government would continue to support cassava growers and processors to boost the production ...

It Is a Race Against Time As Govt Bids to Salvage Fortunes of Cassava Farmers - ‎23-09-2014‎
Farmers in the southern districts of Kamonyi and Ruhango have expressed concerns following an infestation of their cassava plantation by cassava brown streak disease (CBSD), which has decimated dozens of hectares of their plantations. So far, Rab ...

China's Low Price Offering Threatens Cassava Business

Vanguard - ‎08-09-2014‎
The low price tag put on Nigerian cassava chips by China is frustrating Nigerian exporters of the commodity. This development is impeding the successful execution of the cassava chip export contract entered by Nigeria and China. Chinese importers, it ...

Chinese Firm to Establish Cassava Processing Industry in Cross River

The Guardian - ‎15-09-2014‎
THE Coordinator of Fadama 111 Project in Cross River, Mr Bassey Elemi, has said that a Chinese firm will establish a cassava processing plant in Yakurr Area of the state. Elemi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Sunday that the plant, ...

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