The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) has announced that it will carry out 563 trials across Nigeria and Tanzania to help unlock the agronomy of cassava.

The trials, which will be led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), aims to increase cassava yield and improve the livelihoods of resource-poor farmers.

Researchers are hoping that the trials will resolve the puzzle around fertilizer recommendation, best planting practices, intercropping, and scheduled planting of cassava to ensure all year cultivation and harvesting of the root crop.
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