Cassava Initiative makes good progress, sets up trials in Nigeria and Tanzania

IITA Pushes To Unlock Cassava Agronomy In Nigeria, Tanzania
February 14, 2017
ACAI sets up 563 trials in Nigeria, Tanzania on cassava agronomy issues
February 14, 2017

Cassava Initiative makes good progress, sets up trials in Nigeria and Tanzania

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative in 2016 established 563 trials across Nigeria and Tanzania to help unlock the agronomy of cassava. The trials were part of the broader initiative by the research community led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) with its international and national partners to increase the productivity of cassava and improve the livelihoods of resource-poor farmers.
Researchers are hoping that the trials will resolve the puzzle around fertilizer recommendation, best planting practices, intercropping, and scheduled planting of cassava to ensure all year cultivation and harvesting of the root crop.
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