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The cassava project project focuses on cassava, one of the most important staple crops in Northern Uganda. Photo credit:Oxfam
Paper publication date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Cassava Applied Research for Food Security is a 3-year project (2016-2018) designed to improve the food security situation of 2,500 direct beneficiaries of which 60% are female in districts of Pader and Oyam in Northern Uganda. This project focuses on cassava, one of the most important staple crops in this region. To sustainably improve the food security situation, this initiative aims to boost production and utilization and improve market access. The project is implemented through a co-creation approach, where NaCRRI, works closely with farmers, A2N and Oxfam.

The Project interventions are based on applied research where NACRRI is working with farmers to evaluate and test the near-release six cassava varieties; increase farmers’ knowledge on disease management, increase farmer access to quality cassava planting materials and improve quality of cassava and cassava products for better market access.