Written by Olalekan Akinbo   
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:31

The launching of 3 pro-vitamin A cassava varieties developed by NRCRI and IITA

Date: Friday 16th March 2012,
Venue: National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Nigeria.

Special guests:

The Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina,
The Honourable Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu
The Honourable Minister of Education, Prof Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa'i.

Other special guests include:

IITA Director General, Dr Nteranya Sanginga,
Executive Secretary, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), Professor B.Y. Abubakar

Special video presentation by HarvestPlus DG, Dr. Howdy Bouis

Many others.

Highlights of the programme include:

Launching of the 3 pro-vitamin A cassava varieties
Launching of a platform for effective linkage between Agriculture and Nutrition in Nigeria
Inauguration of a Technical Advisory Committee for effective dissemination of pro-vitamin A cassava in Nigeria
Exhibition of cassava products from pro-vitamin A cassava varieties

Technical Support for Data Management
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 24 February 2012 13:11
Technical Support for DMIn the last few years, we have witnessed the struggle and difficulties faced by our IBP user cases and GCP Research Initiatives in the area of Data Management, especially where the breeding program is just starting to establish a system.  In response to this, we have formed a team of four experienced consultants to provide technical support in this area to the IBP user cases and all other GCP partners
SLARI Cassava Breeding Training
Written by Olalekan Akinbo   
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 16:11

Cassava breeding Training: An AGRA support initiative, Njala ARC (SLARI), November 23 to December 2, 2011 

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Cassava Virus another threat to Food Security in East Africa
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 14:44

Cassava RootsCassava Virus another Threat to Food Security in East Africa


< Submitted by Fredrick Okono on November 18, 2011 4:38AM

A new disease is threatening food security and livelihood in East Africa. In a news release Wednesday Nov. 16 2011, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization expressed alarm at the growing cassava brown streak disease in the region — saying it is on the verge of becoming an epidemic — and called for increased funding, research and surveillance to contain it. For more on this worrying situation, click on Cassava Virus Another Threat to Food Security in East Africa.

Breeders in Formation
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 09:40

Breeders in Formation

Nurturing a New Generation of African Cassava Breeders.. For the African cassava breeders Community of Practice (CoP) supported by the CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme (GCP), capacity development is important. “Capacity building is critical for the CoP, especially to use the products coming from GCP,” says Emmanuel Okogbenin, the CoP Coordinator.

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