Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) and Building an Economically Sustainable Integrated Seed System for Cassava (BASICS) of IITA will soon to unveil their scientific results in cassava production to policymakers.

Dr Alfred Dixon, IITA-CWMP Project Leader, made this known on Wednesday in a document presented to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

“The results from the two projects will be presented to policymakers, researchers and other partners for possible scaling out to other states in Nigeria,’’ he said.

The document said that the presentation of the scientific results was part of the lead-up to the BASICS meeting in Ibadan from March 14 to March 16 and the IITA-CWMP meeting, also in Ibadan, between March 19 and March 20.

Dixon said that the five-year BASICS programme, which was inaugurated in 2014 and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was aimed at addressing the weed challenge facing cassava farming systems. Read more