Researchers begin activities to make cassava work for the poor

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Researchers and key partners working under the Support for Agricultural Research and Development for Strategic Crops (SARD-SC) have kicked off activities to improve the productivity of cassava by at least 20 percent in project sites, increase household incomes and food security, and make the root crop work for the poor. Four countries— DR Congo, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia— are the main beneficiaries of the cassava component but the project allows neighboring countries to tap from technologies that would be generated. “About ...

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Researchers and partners launch SARD-SC maize component

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Researchers and partners working under the Support for Agricultural Research for Development for Strategic Crops (SARD-SC) have launched the maize commodity component in Nigeria. The cassava component was launched in DR Congo last week. Declaring the event open, Dr Ylva Hillbur, Deputy Director General for Research urged participants to think differently and do things differently to create impact. Funded by the African Development Bank, the SARD-SC is a 5-year, multi-CGIAR center initiative that aims to enhance the productivity and income derived from ...

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