Horn of Africa ‘should grow more climate-hardy cassava’

SciDevNet: Farmers in the Horn of Africa should focus on growing more improved cassava varieties, which are high-yielding and resilient to drought, according to researchers. The improved varieties developed by the Nigeria-based International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and tested in Ethiopia, may help tackle famine in the Horn of Africa, an area that was severely hit by drought and hunger in 2011. SPEED READ Improved cassava varieties show impressive increases in yield Wider cultivation......

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