IITA Cassava Weed Management Project empowers cassava farmers in economic recession

IITA Cassava Weed Management Project empowers cassava farmers
February 23, 2017
ISTRC-AB honours IITA researchers and others for great work on root and tuber crops in Africa
March 17, 2017

IITA Cassava Weed Management Project empowers cassava farmers in economic recession

When a Nigerian novelist, Florence Nwapa (1931-1993) wrote about the importance of cassava in her poem—Cassava, not many people may have appreciated the importance of cassava in national and food security. Nwapa’s article was inspired by the events that occurred during the Nigerian civil war (1967-1970) and how cassava was able to save lives, guarantee food security, and provided incomes to farmers. The four stanza poem went thus:

We thank the almighty God
For giving us cassava
We hail thee cassava
The great cassava
Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *