Commissioners of agriculture in Nigeria’s cassava growing belt have alerted that weeds are now a major threat to cassava production in Nigeria.

The Commissioners raised the alarm in a communique signed by 14 commissioners of agriculture and issued at the 2018 Annual Review & Work Planning Meeting of the IITA Cassava Weed Management Project themed: “(Unveiling of new Technologies for Weed Control in Cassava Farming Systems),” in Ibadan, between 29- 20 March 2018.

According to the Commissioners, weeds have been identified in Nigeria as the major productivity drawback in cassava farming, saying, it has been limiting the competitiveness of cassava farmers in the country. Read more