Category Archives: Cassava (CAMAP)

Nigerian graduate students take up cassava farming as a business

By Grace Muinga It is uncommon that a group of university graduates would be attracted to agriculture as a career of choice — a field that is shunned by educated youths in Nigeria.  Path P, a group of 15 university … Continue reading

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IFAD, AATF to boost 13,000 farmers with cassava mechanisation programme

By Gabriel Ewepu June 26, 2017 ABUJA – Over 13,000 farmers in six states are to benefit from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) cassava mechanisation programme. This was disclosed by the Senior … Continue reading

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Six states to benefit from AATF cassava mechanisation

By Caleb Onwe June 16, 2017 Effort by both government and other stakeholders to boost cassava production in Nigeria may have paid off, as six states across the country are set to benefit from the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) … Continue reading

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Cassava Mechanisation: AATF-IFAD-VCDP Support Six States

By Abdallah El-Kurebe June 12, 2017 A partnership between the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supported Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) has been rolled out to support six Nigerian states in cassava mechanisation. … Continue reading

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Nigerian farmer mentors youth on cassava farming

By Grace Muinga Pastor Felix Afolabi, owner and founder of Afolabi Agro Divine Ventures (AADV), has been a farmer since 2014 — farming on 360 hectares of land — 300 of which he intends to set aside for growing cassava. … Continue reading

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Removing drudgery from cassava farming – success for farmer Stephania Kunda in Zambia

Cassava, a highly nutritious crop, can be time consuming to plant, maintain and harvest. This has caused many farmers to shun planting the crop and those who plant cassava neglect its maintenance leading to below optimum yields. Cassava Mechanisation and … Continue reading

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Cassava Mechanisation and Agroprocessing Project rejuvenates hope in Osun State, Nigeria

Cassava mechanization and Agroprocessing Project (CAMAP) has opened new worlds for many in Osun State in Nigeria. Mrs. Kikelomo Amusan never thought that at any given day in her life she would ever own anything in excess of one acre … Continue reading

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Cassava Mechanisation

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an important food crop both for urban and rural consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cassava is a basic staple food in Nigeria, Mozambique, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Malawi, and Tanzania. Recently, cassava has … Continue reading

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Transforming the cassava subsector in Zambia with mechanisation

Majority of farmers in Zambia own land in excess of ten hectares. However, until recently very few farmers had ever imagined cultivating a full hectare of cassava.  Most of the land in the cassava growing areas in the country, like … Continue reading

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Farmer Mumba forsees lucrative cassava production in Zambia with CAMAP

When Celestina Mumba Chanda heard that there was a new project being implemented in her locality to help cassava farmers improve their crop production she was eager to be one of the first beneficiaries.  A resident of Mansa district in … Continue reading

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