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Food security and economic benefits of newly released cassava varieties

Food security and economic benefits of newly released cassava varieties

At the end of 2020, IITA’s cassava breeders collaborated with their research partners and released five new varieties. Their names, indicating their attributes to farmers, processors, and consumers, are Game-Changer, Hope, Obasanjo-2, Baba-70, and Poundable. In January 2021, scientists and breeders from IITA, Next Generation Cassava (NextGen), and the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) Umudike,…

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IITA Forest Center kicks off a new project to promote bird and forest conservation

IITA Forest Center kicks off a new project to promote bird and forest conservation

IITA has commenced a project titled “Enhancing bird and forest conservation at the interface of agriculture and urbanization in south-western Nigeria” in support of the System Level Outcome of sustainable natural resource management. The 1-year project, with an option of a 2-year extension, is a continuation of the just concluded project, “Establishing ontological monitoring center…

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