Cassava farmers in Abia, Benue, Oyo and Ogun states have in the last four years, enjoyed the benefits of the weed control techniques developed and introduced to them by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).

Field results from researchers work in those states show that farmers have increased yield, made more money and surmounted the biggest challenge in cassava farming – weeds!

Last Monday, the IITA-CWMP invited more than 14 Commissioners of Agriculture across the country for a conference tagged “Unveiling of new Technologies for Weed Control in Cassava Farming Systems” to share the success stories of the four-year trials in the pilot states. Read more