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Cashing in on cassava – a strategic crop for Central Africa

For immediate release - Yaoundé, 29 November 2016

Of all the crops grown in Central Africa, cassava has the strongest potential to increase food security, generate greater benefits for farmers from value addition and foster regional trade. A Regional Forum on Cassava in Central Africa - Challenges and opportunities for smallholders will examine how to develop a regional value chain that can tap into these opportunities, creating jobs and income for a large number of people. The forum will be held from 6 to 9 December in Yaoundé, Cameroon, alongside the annual Salon International de l’Agriculture et de l’Agroalimentaire de Yaoundé (SIALY).