ACAI has released its first field test version of the Akilimo decision support system in paper and application format. These will be used by extension agents to help cassava farmers in Nigeria and Tanzania optimize...Read More
Researchers working under the Cassava Compact of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) have trained a total of 350 cassava farmers and Spray Service Providers on good agricultural practices (GAP) including appropriate use of...Read More
A mobile phone application (mobile app) that enables farmers to control weeds through efficient use of inputs has been launched in Ibadan with more than 1,000 downloads from Google Play store. The app known as...Read More
Weeds constitute major obstacles to food security in Africa. They are not only a major problem to cassava farmers but also a menace to farmers of all other crops. Dr Alfred Dixon, Director for Development...Read More
Six steps to harvesting more than 20 tons per hectare of cassava with improved weed control (English, Tiv & Yoruba languages).
Farmers applying the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management attest to the fact it increases the productivity of cassava and reduces the drudgery of hand weeding. The toolkit was developed after a rigorous and intensive...Read More
A team of researchers has argued in Science that as nations collaborate to detect and stop human pandemics, a global surveillance system for crop diseases is needed to safeguard agricultural trade and food security. How...Read More