The theme pack includes 15 items from our Resource Packs and 13 Farmer stories from Barza Wire, including 6 Resource Pack items and 2 Farmer stories in Swahili.
Backgrounder: Cassava mosaic disease
Backgrounder: Post-harvest activities in cassava
Issue Pack: Cassava value chain in Tanzania – production
One head cannot lift a roof (Mutu umodzi susenza denga)
Garbage in, garbage out: Plant healthy cassava cuttings to keep your garden free of cassava mosaic disease
Cassava is wealth: New harmonized standards for processing cassava flour in East and Central Africa
The Root of Life
Farmers Experiment and Discover: You Can Store Cassava
How radio programs helped cassava farmers manage cassava mosaic disease in Malawi
Ugandan farmers fight cassava mosaic disease with clean planting materials
Not all mosaics are lovely: Fighting cassava mosaic disease, cassava’s deadliest virus
Delicious cassava recipes improve family nutrition
Processing cassava brings wealth to farmers
It’s better to sell together: The benefits of collective marketing
Cassava: A poor man’s crop no longer!
Barza Wire stories
Congo: Farmers in Kifouma rely on bitter cassava for improved production
Tanzania: Farmers start growing cassava as a cash crop because of high demand
Tanzania: Women farmers look for flexible loans to expand cassava operations
Tanzania: Village cassava processing means more profit for farmers
Tanzania: Radio and SMS help cassava farmers adapt to drought
Tanzania: Farmers boost incomes by multiplying new cassava varieties
Uganda: Farmers switch from local to improved varieties of cassava
Malawi: The variety makes the difference for farmers fighting cassava mosaic disease
Malawi: Handle with care: Farmers learn to prevent cassava mosaic disease
Gabon: Turning cassava into chikwangue to save for a house
Rwanda: New cassava varieties offer hope after cassava mosaic disease ravages crop
Cameroon: High school student makes money by processing cassava
Malawi: Farmers erect fences to protect cassava from goats
The following resources are available in Swahili:
Maelezo mahususi: Batobato ugonjwa wa mihogo
Taarifa za awali: Usindikaji wa muhogo
Kidole kimoja hakiui chawa
Taka ndani, Taka nje: Panda vipando salama vya mihogo kuepuka ugonjwa wa Batobato shambani mwako
Ni muhimu kuuza kwa pamoja: Faida za soko la pamoja
Mapishi bora ya ,ihogo yaboresha afya ya familia
Barza Wire stories:
Tanzania: Wakulima kuanza kuzalisha mihogo kama zao la kibiashara kutokana na ongezeko la hitaji
Tanzania: Wanawake wakulima watafuta mikopo nafuu kuongeza uzalishaji wa mihogo
We hope that this kind of “one-stop shop” on selected topics is useful, and that you can use the resources in this month’s theme pack to make effective programming on cassava.
Please use and enjoy these resources. Let us know if they’re useful—and exactly how you use them!
Please note that one of the older scripts was written when FRI was known as DCFRN, or the Developing Countries Farm Radio Network.
This theme pack was created with the support of AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, as part of the project, “Integrated project to increase income and improve food security and livelihood among smallholder farmers in the Western Tanzania/ Kigoma region.” The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of AGRA or any other organization.