In late 2020, Nigeria released five new cassava varieties, developed in partnership with the NextGen cassava project . Their names indicate their attributes for the farmer, cook or consumer: Game-Changer, Hope, Obasanjo-2, Baba-70 and Poundable. Join NextGen project leader Chiedozie Egesi and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture plant breeders Ismail Rabbi and Siraj Kayondo as they talk about these new varieties of cassava and their potential to improve food security and household incomes. Tessy Madu, a research scientist at the National Root Crops Research Institute, will address the gender-specific benefits of these new varieties.
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