Cassava combating rural hunger in Zambia

In Zambia, local scientists have successfully developed four new, early-maturing and high-yielding cassava cultivars in an ambitious research project conducted in the cassava-rich Luapula Province, under the ongoing Root and Tuber Improvement Programme (RTIP). Experts say the laboratory-tested and field-proven cultivars – with their advantages of halved maturity time and increased production output over the traditional varieties – have demonstrable potential to significantly transform Zambia’s socio-economic landscape. Read more here.


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