BASICS | High Quality Cassava Planting Material is Core to Realizing the Potential of Nigeria’s Largest Crop BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK
Cassava is the most important food crop for Nigeria, where it has high potential to reduce poverty because of its low production cost, widespread cultivation, and job creation capacity, especially for women and rural youth. However, its income-raising potential is stifled by the absence of an economically sustainable, integrated cassava seed system that would enable farmers to access to affordable, high-performing cassava seed varieties.
SMS | Action Research on Innovative Models to Unlock the Complexity of Improving the Livelihoods of Sorghum and Millet Farmers in the Sahel
Farmers in the Sahel manage extremes. They are resource-poor, rely on rainfall for irrigation, and experience some of the highest rainfall variability in the world. Against this backdrop, sorghum and millet play a pivotal role because they act as a natural hedge for farmers and their families against less drought-tolerant crops like maize. and their families against less drought-tolerant crops like maize.drought-tolerant crops like maize.