Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 December 2018 at 09:38

Nine research projects funded to improve seed systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. Specific seed systems addressed are cassava, maize, groundnut, vegetables, cocoa, forage seed, tilapia and chicken, while some projects have a more general focus on improving the functioning and inclusiveness of seed systems and (actors in) markets.

The call on “Seed Systems Development: Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials” was released by the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership. The nine awarded project consortia consist of Dutch research institutes, CGIAR research centers (through CGIAR research programmes or platforms), and (local) partners from the public and private sector.

Aim of the research projects

The call for proposals was built on the premise that development of the seed sector may

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 November 2017 at 04:32

New cassava variety to boost productivity, feed Kinazi plant

Source: The New Times

Farmers, NGOs staff, district officials and other stakeholders from different ministries on 24 October visited Kinanzi Cassava Plant in southern province as part of the activities to mark the Cassava Week.

The three day event was presided over by the Minister of State in charge of agriculture, FulgenceNsengiyumva, who encouraged farmers in the Southern Province to apply best farming practices to improve on the Cassava value chain.

“We urge you farmers to use best farming practices in order to increase productivity since you’ve got the new cassava variety,” Minister of State Nsengiyumva told the farmers.

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ELYSEE NSHOKEYINKA hello.good morning all members 

1 year 2 months ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Good morning Elysee, how do you see cassava value chain in Rwanda?can you share your experience with us?

1 year 2 months ago

ELYSEE NSHOKEYINKA hello,a gain . the cassava value  chain in Rwanda ,they still  having many problems related ,on inefficient  of production . but slowly ,with our partner ,the problems will be resolved. so  gene rally ,is very good project and profitable . nice day    

1 year 2 months ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Elysee, Thanks to share!But the good thing is that the private sector and public institutions have established a good partnership  for improving cassava value chain in Rwanda. Hope to see farmers/cooperatives boosting cassava production.

1 year 2 months ago


Cassava World Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  10 October 2017 to 11 October 2017 - All Day Event

This event highlights cassava value chain developments in Africa. Read summary below.

Full details on this event site: . Note that conference fee is USD 1295.

ZambiaZambian Government in partnership with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has launched a Cassava Mechanisation and Agro Processing Project (CAMAP), to boost production. This year, Zambian Breweries invested US$ 2.2 million to empower 4,000 small-scale farmers engaged in cassava cultivation in Luapula Province. Plus, a K1.2 million cassava starch processing plant will also start operating in Mansa this September.  

UgandaCassava production is estimated at 11.3 million tonnes annually in Uganda – mainly from its northern and eastern regions. Projects such as an ethanol extraction factory in Lira District has helped local cassava farmers. Plus, a $248m agricultural project is expected to benefit cassava farmers build capacity –

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 14 July 2017 at 11:42


A training manual from production to post harvest

Cassava is either the first or the second most important staple food in many sub-Saharan African countries. Cassava production and processing practices remain largely habitual in most of the producing countries despite the high potentials for its commercial production and processing, its export potential, and its use in local industries to reduce import expenditure on substitute imported products. Most cassava farmers are either not aware of available modern technologies for growing and processing cassava or lack the ability to use them.

Although new commercial, medium-scale cassava farmers are beginning to emerge in Zambia, most of them use only some and not all available or recently developed modern techniques that can increase efficiency of growing and processing cassava. Inability to apply modern technologies in a holistic or consolidated manner for cassava growing and processing operations reduces the prospect to

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 May 2017 at 09:12

AgriTech innovation breaks down barriers for African cassava farmers

Although cassava is an important part of the diet for 800 million people in Africa, shortage of equipment for processing has meant production has been unable to increase.

To meet this need a social impact business, Aspuna Group, is developing a cassava processing facility in The Gambia to convert the raw material into starch and reduce unemployment.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 17 January 2017 at 06:15


The government has described a-one billion US dollar partnership agreement on commercialisation of cassava farming and processing with Tanzania Agricultural Export Processing Zone Limited and Epoch Agriculture (TAEPZ) from China as a big boost towards industrialisation.  

This aims to increase cassava production and an assurance for markets and good prices for farmers. Thereby increasing cassava farmers income and creating employment. Farmer groups need to be capacitated therefore in order to meet the industry demand. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 23 October 2016 at 03:15

Kunjungan Petani Muda Lampung

Tak semua anak muda enggan bertani. Masih ada anak muda mau belajar bertani dengan semangat. Seperti rekan-rekan muda asal Lampung ini. Mereka datang jauh-jauh ke Kelompok Petani Langit di Jombang, Jawa Timur khusus untuk belajar singkong.

Tak hanya membeli bibit singkong, mereka juga belajar teknis penanaman dan perawatannya agar panen maksimal. Mereka masih percaya dan membuktikan jika sektor pertanian adalah sektor yang menjanjikan dan bisa menghidupi.

Saatnya anak muda kembali bertani. Jika berminat menanam singkong, jangan ragu kontak saya untuk berbagi pengetahuan, pengalaman, dan informasi. Add facebook saya  

Salam Dari Kami Tim Petani Langit Jombang-Jatim


Young Farmers from Lampung Visited Cassava Group in East Java

Not all of the young people not interested become a farmer. There are  some young people who are eager to learn how to farm in order to be a good farmer. One of them are young fa

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 19 September 2016 at 06:18


Mari Kita Sama2 Belajar Seberapa Besar Sich Peran Singkong Dalam Kehidupan Kita....!!!

Sebagai Raw Material ( Bahan Mentah ) singkong dibutuhkan oleh berbagai industri, baik di dalam negeri maupun ke luar negeri dengan tujuan eksport Uni Eropa, Jepang, Korea, China dan Amerika Serikat.Misalnya untuk Industri pengolahan Tepung tapioca dan produk turunannya yang disebut POLYOL, termasuk SORBITOL, MALTITOL, DEXTROSE MONOHYDRATE, MALTOSE SYRUP, SORBITOL BUBUK DAN MALTODEXTRINE.
Produk ini banyak digunakan dalam industri produk konsumen dan farmasi di seluruh dunia sebagai bahan baku utama pembuatan pasta gigi, produk kosmetik, vitamin C dan produk makanan.

1. Sorbitol, adalah monosaccharide polyhydric alcohol dan hexitol yang banyak digunakan pada produk kosmetik, pasta gigi, peralatan mandi, produk farmasi, vitamin C, bahan makanan dan minuman, dan juga digunakan dalam beberapa industri bahan kimi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 19 September 2016 at 05:24

Mari Bertani...

Negara Tanpa Pertanian Akan Lumpuh.....

Tanaman Singkong Gajah Usia 10 Bulan Saya 100% Full Organik Baik Perawatan Maupun Pemupukan.

Salam Dari Saya Tim Petani Langit Jombang-Jawa Timur.

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Keren bung Hajar, 100% organik. Sikong sangat baik untuk mendorong diversifikasi pangan, ayo terus populerkan!

2 years 4 months ago

Hajar Ahmar @Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Terima kasih banyak mbak, Sip bener sekali mbak banyak masyarakat meremehkan singkong tetapi jangan salah sekarang level singkong sudah di atas keju hehehe...siap..siap..Terima kasih banyak dukungan'nya...

2 years 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 22 June 2016 at 07:33

Rockefeller foundation: Cassava Innovation Challenge

The Rockefeller Foundation is partnering with Dalberg and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the Rockefeller Foundation Cassava Innovation Challenge. The Challenge will provide up to US$1 million, as well as technical assistance from Dalberg and IITA, to further develop novel solutions that address food loss and spoilage in the cassava value chain. The Challenge is open to all organizations -- whether for-profit or nonprofit -- including governmental and inter-governmental organizations. The focus country is Nigeria, the world's largest producer of cassava, although applications are invited from anywhere. Collaborations between organizations are encouraged. Applicants are allowed to submit more than one entry. The deadline for applications is 08 July 2016. For more information, click HERE 


Rockefeller Foundation inashirikiana na Dalberg na Taasisi ya Kimataifa ya Kilimo cha Kitropiki (IITA) katika Shindano la

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Alba Mande omuganda agamba.......atakora tarya

2 years 7 months ago

Alba Mande whoever does not work does not eat

2 years 7 months ago

Innocent SIMPUNGA udakora ntakarye in Kinyarwanda

2 years 6 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 April 2016 at 07:49


Am looking for fast maturing cassava cuttings for planting. If you have them please contact me on 0782394617

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 April 2016 at 04:56

8 metric tonnes of cassava available for sale in Aduku, Lira. If interested, please call 0702208588.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 22 January 2016 at 10:16

The Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC), through the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB) will be launching a Cassava Commercialisation Programme that seeks to enhance the business value chain for the commodity.  The initiative, which is expected to create about 12,000 jobs, will enable cassava growers in Luapula, Northern and North-Western provinces to access funding for value chain activities.  The focus will be on commercialisation of cassava using the value chain approach and targeting the human food, industrial and stock feed activities

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 24 September 2015 at 09:47


I'm going back into more serious agricultural pursuits but will do a lot of observation sharing while I do so. 

Here's my latest post:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 7 July 2015 at 01:09

Press release: Launch IFDC CATALIST-Uganda Agribusiness Challenge 2015-2016

JUNE, 2015

IFDC, BiD Network and IRIS Consulting & Training are proud to announce the 2nd edition of the IFDC CATALIST-Uganda Agribusiness Challenge. This business plan competition is meant for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in or impacting the value chains of cassava and oil seeds (soya bean and sunflower) in Northern Uganda; rice in Eastern Uganda; and Irish potato in South-Western Uganda, who are in need of technical and financial support to start or expand and professionalize their business operations. Entrepreneurs are invited to submit their business plans to become eligible for various services geared towards accessing finance and markets.


IFDC CATALIST-Uganda aims to sustainably commercialize smallholder agriculture through improved productivity and market development, resulting in marketable surpluses that raise incomes in Uganda, and increase regional food security for

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2nd AgricBusiness Tradeshow & Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus International
  03 November 2015 - 08:30 to 04 November 2015 - 16:30

The 2nd AgricBusiness Tradeshow & Conference holds at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, Nigeria from 3 - 4 November, 2015.

The Annual AgricBusiness Tradeshow & Conference serves as a platform to discuss the potential and viability of the Agricultural business in Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region. The event seeks to symbolize the opportunities in the Agribusiness, as well as synergize on technologies, techniques and human resources. Agriculture is now favourably contributing to the nation’s economy: In the third quarter of 2013, the non-oil sector recorded 7.95 percent, largely driven by better performance in the agricultural sector; particularly crop production.

The Nigeria Agricultural sector now generates one-third of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs two-thirds of the country workforce. Livestock is the second largest agricultural sub-sector and features 16.43 million Cattle, 34.69 million Sheep, 55.15 million Goats, 7.18 million Pigs and 183.16 millio

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 23 February 2015 at 08:12

Tanzania: New Drive to Fast Track Food Crop Production

The recent launch of Fast Tracking projects aims to assure farmers in Kagera Region of food security and timely availability of seedlings by planting improved cassava and sweet potatoes.

The Project Manager, Dr Kiddo Mtunda told participants in Bukoba Municipality that the project, which was jointly being implemented in Tanzania and Uganda, aimed to assure food security to hundreds of households in rural communities.

The project would cover several regions in the Lake Zone including Kagera, Mwanza and Shinyanga, Morogoro and Coast in Easten Zone and Unguja and Pemba in Zanzibar.

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Hance Richard Melchior Dear Wim Goris, Thank you for sharing.

3 years 11 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 November 2014 at 09:55

Hello   Members on the Platform, this is to introduce to you Sustain Micro Enterprises Uganda, an agricultural based company located in Buikwe-Jinja. We an agricultural/food Distributor, Marketer and Supply company. We Supply the following Products in Bulk:

         1. Fresh Cassava          2. Fresh Potatoes         3. Quality Mukene/Silver Fish

        4. Sweet Bananas-Bogoya         5. Avocado      6. Fresh Mangoes     7. Fresh Maize

We are looking for people or the market we can supply! In need of any of our products, please reach us on;

Tel: +256706314248




Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 November 2014 at 06:22


Farmer groups in Nebbi, Zombo, Arua, Yumbe and Moyo have started to harvest simsim, beans, Irish potatoes, Cassava and onions. They are in need of better markets and its my wish to organise for the linkages and meetings of potential buyers and the farmers.

If you are a produce trader/dealer/ transporter/agent please contact me on:


Dennis Nuwagaba,

Enterprise Development Manager

Agency For Accelerated Regional Development.

P.O. Box 80, Nebbi, Uganda

Tel: (+256) 784 743 461

                  703 951 203

                  712 935 058



Vision: "A Prosperous, Healthy, and Informed People of West Nile."

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 16 November 2014 at 03:23

3 acres of sweet potato available white skin and red ready to sell if interested and cassava 5 acres

location 17miles from Kampala  (Mairye - Zirobwe Road) contact