Researchers push for massive cassava production

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MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe
ZAMBIA Research Institute (ZARI) has embarked on a pilot project to promote cassava mechanisation among local farmers to enhance national food security.
ZARI chief agriculture research officer Crisanty Chama said in an interview that cassava is a high value crop with enormous potential to earn the country foreign exchange if grown on a larger scale. (more…)

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Cassava production to increase – ZARI

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NOMSA NKANA, Lusaka
CASSAVA production is set to boom following the development of high yielding disease-free cassava plantlets by Zambia Research Institute (ZARI).
ZARI director general Moses Mwale said the institute has made significant progress in developing the cassava plantlets aimed at boosting productivity and crop production.

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