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Filière manioc : Une niche d’opportunités à saisir

Published on La Voix du Paysan, January 2017

January 24, 2017

Les acteurs de la filière réunis au forum manioc organisé par le CTA à Yaoundé en décembre dernier l’ont une fois de plus réaffirmé : feuilles, pâte de manioc, bâton ou miondo, amidon, farine, gari sont autant de richesses que peut produire le manioc. Au delà de la préservation de la sécurité alimentaire, le manioc, aliment de base dans plusieurs régions du Cameroun, est désormais un business rentable.

How to help cassava smallholders transform agriculture

Published on SciDevNet, 13 December 2016

January 4, 2017

[YAOUNDE, CAMEROON] The debates around transforming the global South, especially Africa, are increasing, which is an indicator of how the continent is desperate to catch up with the developed nations.

Promote alliances in cassava R&D to aid food security

Published on SciDevNet, 26 December 2016

December 27, 2016

[YAOUNDE, CAMEROON] Strengthening collaborations among institutions and small-scale cassava farmers could help Central Africa reduce hunger and foster nutrition security, experts say.

Central Africa: Cassava cultivation revisited

Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) on 6 Dec 2016

December 7, 2016

The forum is holding under the theme, "Challenges and Opportunities for Smallholders." It will be highlighted by conferences, exhibitions and guided visits to run till 9th December 2016.

Echanges céréaliers en Afrique de l’Ouest

by Boukary Bonkoungou, aouaga.com, 1 Dec 2016

December 1, 2016

Le Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale (CTA), en collaboration avec le Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs agricoles de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ROPPA) organise, du 29 novembre au 1er décembre 2016 à Ouagadougou, une conférence régionale sur la commercialisation des céréales en Afrique de l’Ouest.

November 11, 2016

HARARE (CIMMYT) — In its continuing efforts to increase the productivity of maize systems in southern Africa, CIMMYT held seed fairs in two districts of Zimbabwe in September to promote the sharing of information and knowledge about new seed options for farmers and to encourage farmer-to-farmer information exchange.

Going green . . . banana style

by Marie-Claire Williams, Barbados Today, 2 Nov 2016

November 2, 2016
Ifill explains the benefits of green bananas to a member of the public at this year’s World Food Day activities

As the Ministry of Agriculture continues to promote the concept of value-added agriculture, more and more individuals and companies are getting involved in manufacturing food products from local crops. One such person is Tonya Ifill who was inspired to produce green banana flour and pasta after attending an agro-processing training course in Guyana two years ago.