An expert at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Mr. Kenton Dashiell, says low plant yield and poor agronomy practice is responsible for the poor status of most cassava farmers in Nigeria.
Dashiell, who is the Deputy Director-General, Partnership for Delivery at the institute, stated this during a courtesy visit to the head office of Punch Nigeria Limited in Magboro, Ogun State.
According to him, while the average cassava yield is 25 tonnes per hectare Nigerian farmers are getting between five and 10 tonnes per hectare. Read more