Chiedozie announced this Tuesday at the NextGen Cassava Annual meeting in Abuja, saying that the project was about improving cassava varieties to enhance food security and increase income for farmers.
The Deputy Governor of the South Western State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, made this public at the graduation ceremony and disbursement of working capital to 260 trained women and youths by IFAD-LIFE-ND Project on Thursday in Akure.
The training, which was facilitated by Kanyi Kesandu Multipurpose Cooperative Society, took place at Ngodo Isuochi in Umuunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture said it had trained 659 service providers on cassava weed control to tackle child labour.
Shine Bridge Global, a US-based company, says it is determined to partner with Nigerian agribusinesses and regulatory agencies to improve cassava production and processing in Nigeria.
Some sellers said that the fall in price was due to massive production of cassava by farmers in the state.
In her keynote address at the ongoing Cassava Tech 2017 on Wednesday in Lagos, Iranloye said that Nigeria was not producing a litre of fructose used by the soft drinks and confectionery subsector.
Elemi said: “Cassava has now become the king of crops whose leaves, stems and tubers are in high demand, not only here in Nigeria but in many other countries
Its National Programme Coordinator, Dr. Ameh Onoja, gave the advice at Ndieruku-Izzi during the IFAD-Value Chain Development Programme 4th Supervision Mission to Ebonyi State
Dr. Isah Ochepa, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, disclosed this at a meeting of the state agricultural Core Delivery Team on Wednesday in Lokoja
He said cassava is one of the most reliable cash crops in the world that could also be used to trigger industrial revolution and solve Nigeria’s economic problems
Razak Adeofalade, the Chairman of the union, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos
“What is happening now is an opportunity for able-bodied Nigerians, irrespective of status, to invest in the sector so as to increase production and meet both national and international demand.
“Investment in the sector is lucrative with no risk