The Commissioners for Agriculture in Nigeria’s cassava growing belt have said that weeds are major cause of low yields in cassava production in the country.

According to them, weeds are the main constraint limiting the competitiveness of cassava farmers in the country.

The declaration was made in a communiqué signed by 14 Commissioners for Agriculture.

It was issued at the end of the 2018 Annual Review and Work Planning Meeting of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Cassava Weed Management Project in Ibadan. Read more