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Economic Importance Of Cassava Production

  Cassava (Manihot esculenta) is a popular crop grown in tropical regions. Cassava production in Nigeria is largely by subsistence farming and Nigeria is currently the largest producer of cassava in the world. It is the most extensively cultivated crop in the Southern part of the country, it contributes largely to the country’s Gross Domestic Production […]

Health Benefit of “Garri” and “Fufu”

For many years, cassava product like garri and fufu has served as a healthy choice of food for many peoples, especially Nigerians.However, many people do not know about any health benefits they can derive from consuming this very popular source of food. In this article, you’ll be learning about health benefits and nutritional component of […]
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Enhancing cassava output to boost economic growth

Enhancing cassava output to boost economic growth

The forum was organised by the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) Nigeria, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development(FMARD) and the Nigerian Incentive Risk-based System of Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL). Resident Representative, UNDP, Mr Opia Kumah, noted that the fall in the price of commodities, especially crude oil, underscored the need to position […]

CORN, SOYBEANS SLIGHTLY LOWER OVERNIGHT; HARVEST STILL BEHIND AVERAGE PACE.

Corn and soybeans were slightly lower in overnight trading on harvest pressure and as export inspections were well behind year-ago levels. The harvest continues to move along, though behind the average pace, for both corn and beans, according to the USDA. Export inspections of corn, meanwhile, totaled 782,346 metric tons, down from 1.49 million tons […]
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Best way to tackle army worm pest – FAO

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has suggested inter-cropping as the best natural method to tackle army worm infestation in Africa. This is coming even as the organisation has developed a five-year project known as `Fall Army Worm’ to control the spread of the pest in the continent. Mr Allan Hruska, the Principal Technical […]

Origin of Cassava

Cassava Originated in South America! However, we in Africa, having our indignous name to this plant (in Bete i.e. the Obudu area, it is called Ulogo) and still having several wild specie relatives of Cassava in the Cross-River State area, in Nigeria. It is more reasonable to assume that being a tropical plant, this plant […]

Cassava Farming

  Cassava farming is one of the most popular farming in Africa. The reason is simple; Cassava is an essential raw material  for foods in our continent. As early as 1667 the planting and cultivation of cassava began in Nigeria. This move was credited to the Portuguese explorers and slaves from Brazil and the West […]

Why we love our Nigerian Garri

It’s Processed from cassava tubers and is considered to be a life-saving food because of it is versatile enough to be prepared into a variety of delicacies and that’s why we love our Garri. Eba is a classic dish and appetite-soothing dish. Easy to prepare, Eba is made basically by adding hot water to a […]
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Importance of Cassava

  Cassava is the most important tropical root crop. Its starchy roots are a major source of dietary energy for more than 500 million people. It is known to be the highest producer of carbohydrates among staple crops. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), cassava ranks fourth as a food crop […]
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WHY GARRI

Garri is a popular West-African food processed from cassava tubers. It is considered a ‘life-saving’ food by many and is versatile enough to be prepared into a variety of meals. Garri and Groundnut (peanuts) This is one of the most popular Garri combinations in existence. Water (cold or warm) is added to a specific quantity […]
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