Oct 12, 2014

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Red Stripe to invest US$10m in cassava for beer production

Jamaica Observer - ‎09-10-2014‎
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Local brewing company, Red Stripe, has said that it will invest US$10 million over the next five years to set up a cassava supply chain, as it moves to use the tuber to offset barley imports utilised in beer production. “It is not ...

Cassava shapes up as an alternative source for starch sweeteners

FoodNavigator.com - ‎08-10-2014‎
New research led by Du Pont Industrial Biosciences concludes that enzyme technology currently used with maize and wheat could be applied far more widely to cassava root starch to produce sweeteners such as glucose, fructose and maltose.

Tiny wasp tasked with saving Indonesia's cassava crop from fuzzy devastating pest

Fox News - ‎23-09-2014‎
Pest pink cassava mealybugs are shown in a laboratory at Bogor Agricultural University in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept.

Cassava: Food of the future

Sun.Star - ‎09-10-2014‎
IN THE recently concluded Mindanao Food Congress 2014 held in Cagayan de Oro, Dr. Candido Damo of the Department of Agriculture presented Cassava as promising food of the future. “Cassava can accumulate more carbohydrates per unit time than any ...

Indonesia Cassava Might Be Saved By Parasitic Wasp

Science 2.0 - ‎26-09-2014‎
The use of the parasitic wasps to control cassava mealybugs is a textbook case of classical biological control, in which the natural enemies of a pest are imported from its native country to slow its spread.

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.

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 ...

Cassava Flour Saving Nigeria $773.2m Annually

Ventures Africa - ‎05-10-2014‎
The Nigerian government has been advocating the inclusion of cassava flour in the baking of bread in the country to reduce the dependence of the country on the importation of flour.

HarvestPlus Honours Dixon, Others for Biofortification of Cassava

THISDAY Live - ‎06-10-2014‎
HarvestPlus, the organisation leading global effort to end hidden hunger, has given an award to Dr Alfred Dixon, known by his peers as “Dr.

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 ...

HarvestPlus honors Dr Dixon, others for efforts on biofortified cassava with ...

Africa Science News Service - ‎03-10-2014‎
HarvestPlus, the organization leading global effort to end hidden hunger, has given an award to Dr Alfred Dixon, known by his peers as “Dr.

Cassava Virus Dents Farmers Hopes

AllAfrica.com - ‎29-09-2014‎
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.

Cassava Flour Policy Saves Nigeria N127 Billion Annually

Vanguard - ‎02-10-2014‎
THE Federal Government's policy on the use of 20 per cent High Quality Cassava Flour, HQCF, for baking bread saves the nation N127 billion annually.

Nollywood, NGO Promote Adoption of Cassava

AllAfrica.com - ‎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 ...

Nigeria: Farmers accuse Cassava Growers Association of cheating

FreshPlaza - ‎01-10-2014‎
According to a statement, 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 disbursed by the ...

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.

FAO, Nari Try Jammeh Sanctioned Cassava Varieties

AllAfrica.com - ‎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 ...

Lagos provides cassava processing facility for rural community

WorldStage - ‎08-10-2014‎
WorldStage Newsonline-- Lagos State Government said it has provided a cassava processing facility to help empower residents in Igbodu rural community and reduce post harvest losses.

Vitamin a Cassava Features in New Nollywood Movies

AllAfrica.com - ‎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 ...

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