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Cassava Peels for Animal Feed Production

  • Abass Adebayo
  • a.abass@cgiar.org

Processing of cassava roots into food or starch products leaves behind large amounts of peels that create environmental hazards in many African communities because of uncontrolled dumping and burning. Usually on 1 ton of fresh cassava roots you get 0.2-0.3 ton of peels, with a total of 40 million metric ton peels being generated annually in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cassava peels …

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High quality cassava flour and industrial starches

  • Abass Adebayo
  • a.abass@cgiar.org

Fresh cassava roots are very quick to perish and mold because of their high water content, thereby posing a major challenge for farmers to store the food or sell it on markets. African communities growing cassava have always been processing the roots in one way or another to extend the shelf life and eliminate toxic cyanide compounds. The techniques that …

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Cassava varieties with high dry matter and starch content

  • Abass Adebayo
  • a.abass@cgiar.org

The amount of dry matter and starch held by cassava roots are greatly influencing their value for farmers because these quality characteristics determine its uses in manufacturing of flour, chips or industrial materials. Cassava crops in Sub-Saharan Africa are renowned for a low degree of root filling with dry matter and starches, which is for a large part ascribed to …

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Golden cassava varieties (Vitamin A fortified)

  • Abass Adebayo
  • a.abass@cgiar.org

Millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa are relying on cassava as the main food staple, but the crop varieties that are commonly grown by farmers have low levels of vitamins and minerals. This is an important cause of widespread malnutrition and hidden hunger on the continent, with 50% of children between 0.5 to 5 years suffering from vitamin A deficiency …

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Disease resistant cassava varieties

  • Abass Adebayo
  • a.abass@cgiar.org

Production of cassava by farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa is widely limited by pernicious viruses such as cassava mosaic disease, cassava brown streak disease and several more that cause damage to leaves and thereby reduce photosynthesis, which leads to yield losses and possibly complete crop failure. The most common measures to protect this food crop against infection by pathogens include the …

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Enhancing Resilience and Adaptive Agricultural Livelihoods in Uganda/Shade Tree Advice Tool

  • IITA Uganda Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Program
  • iitaugandacomms@gmail.com

The Shade Tree Advice Smartphone Tool is an ICT solution to advice Coffee and Cocoa Framers on shade tree selection

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Stepwise Approach

  • IITA Uganda Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA Program
  • iitaugandacomms@gmail.com

Stepwise breaks down the recommended best practices that many farmers cannot afford to implement into smaller, more affordable packages that can be implemented in phases.

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Pre-emergence herbicides for maize crops

  • Jonga Munyaradzi
  • j.munyaradzi@aatf-africa.org

The level of weed encroachment in farmlands across Sub-Saharan Africa is generally high and causes vast amounts of water and nutrients in soils to be drawn away from food crops, which reduces grain yields and returns on agro-input investments. It is critical to keep a low number of common weeds in maize crops, especially during its germination and initial growth …

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