Gift supports Cornell’s Tanzanian cassava efforts

Gift supports Cornell’s Tanzanian cassava efforts

An anonymous gift of $2.65 million to support Cornell and partner research in Tanzania will improve distribution of new and more resistant varieties of cassava while empowering women and marginalized groups in the East African nation.

Cassava is a fundamental staple and basis of food security for 500 million people across Africa and a major source of employment and income for millions of farmers. In Tanzania alone, more than 2 million smallholder farmers – 81% of whom are women – rely on cassava for their income.

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Evans Samuel • 4th February 2021

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