Cassava and its Potential to Boost Nigeria’s Economy

Cassava (Manihot esculenta) plays a pivotal role in Nigeria’s agriculture and economy. As the world’s largest producer of cassava, Nigeria’s cultivation of this versatile crop has grown significantly over the years. Over the years, Nigeria’s cassava production has...

Pilot wannabe Kwezi flies high on her EC farm

Growing up in the cultural heartland of Mpumalanga – Siyabuswa – surrounded by indigenous, South African grains and crops, Nontsikelelo Kwezi envisioned life as a farmer. It was the promise of peace and minimalism that attracted her. Today, she farms more than...

Developing and sharing innovations: from the lab to field to scale

Potato and sweetpotato are the third and seventh most important food crops globally. Yet most farmers in developing countries produce a fraction of what they could per hectare under optimal conditions, in large part because they plant seed infected with yield-reducing...