An impact assessment of the cassava enterprise development project
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An impact assessment of the cassava enterprise development project

G. Tarawali, T. Abdoulaye, J. Ellis-Jones, G. Asumugha, A. Dixon, R. Okechukwu, C. Ezedinma, L. Sanni , B. Isife, D. Ogisi, and J. Ekpere

Introduction

Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the world with the crop being widely cultivated over many parts of the country, where it plays a vital role in the food security of the rural economy. It provides a livelihood for over 30 million farmers and countless processors and traders all over the country. The crop performs five main roles:  as a rural food staple, a famine reserve crop, a cash crop for urban consumption, an  industrial raw material, and an earner of foreign exchange. While mainly used for food, significant opportunities are available to enhance the marketing of processed products. Unfortunately cassava has been threatened by Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD), where it posed a serious threat, which if left unchecked, could have resulted in a serious food security crisis and undermined the potential to develop markets for  cassava and its component products.

Journal Article
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Biological Sciences
Agricultural Economics
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Christian Bassey
18th April, 2018
18th April, 2018
http://oer.mciu.edu.ng/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/78OGISI.pdf


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