The agricultural sector occupies an important place in the economy of Togo, significantly contributing to the gross domestic product. The cassava subsector has been identified to have high growth potential for contributing to job creation
International cassava improvement research at IITA was initiated in the early 1970s with a focus on developing high-yielding varieties with resistance to major pests and diseases.
Insects are part of the diet for humans and domesticated animals in many African cultures. Insect farming has great potential to contribute to food security by increasing the essential nutrients–protein and micronutrients–in human and livestock diets.
Technological change such as the development and dissemination of improved crop varieties is understood to be the major pathway through which agricultural research brings benefits to society.
Banana is a major staple food crop feeding more than 500 million people in tropical and subtropical countries. Its production is seriously affected by several factors, specifically stresses such as declining soil fertility, narrow genetic diversity in … Continue reading Applying genome editing to improve banana
Maize has emerged in the last three decades as an important food security and income generating crop for millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Despite its importance, the average maize grain yields are still low in farmers’ fields in the region
Fast food processing, the palatable taste of fried food, and considerable economic benefit make deep-fat frying one of the most popular cooking methods in the household kitchen, fastfood restaurant, street-food vendors, and industries.
Cassava is a stable, low-cost staple for millions in sub-Saharan Africa. This subsistence and industrial crop has tolerance for poor soil, harsh conditions, pests and diseases—benefiting both small-scale farmers and medium and large-scale entrepreneur.
Everywhere across the globe, children are always encouraged to eat their vegetables for a healthy diet, as fresh vegetables play an important role in nutrition.
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