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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.