Impact of improved cassava varieties in Nigeria
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Tesfamicheal Assfaw, Tahirou Abdoulaye, Arega Alene, Shiferaw Feleke, Ismail Rabbi, Godwin Asumugha, Peter Kulakow, Victor Manyong. (1/11/2017). Impact of improved cassava varieties in Nigeria. Ibadan, Nigeria: CRP on Roots, Tubers and Bananas.
This report answers the following key research question: Does adoption of improved cassava varieties have any significant causal effects on productivity and poverty? The results of this project showed that about 60% of the farmers growing cassava have adopted improved varieties. However, when adoption was measured using DNA-fingerprinting approach, it was found that about 66% of the farmers have adopted improved cassava varieties.