Cassava: Food security and household incomes

Starts: 15 January 2021 9:00 am EST

  • Starts: 15 January 2021 9:00 am EST
  • Ends: 15 January 2021 10:00 am EST

In late 2020, researchers with the NextGen cassava project released five new cassava varieties in Nigeria. Their names indicate their attributes for the farmer, cook or consumer: Game-Changer, Hope, Obasanjo-2, Baba-70 and Poundable.  Join NextGen project leader Chiedozie Egesi and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture plant breeders Ismail Rabbi and Siraj Kayondo as they talk about these new varieties of cassava and their potential to improve food security and household incomes.  Tessy Madu, a research scientist at the National Root Crops Research Institute, will address the gender-specific benefits of these new varieties.

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