Date Posted: November 3rd, 2014
Pack 99 is entitled: Cassava: The post-harvest value chain. Four of the ten items present information about post-harvest activities in cassava, especially processing and marketing. Two items are broadcaster-how-to docs, three focus on beneficial farming practices, and one item focuses on sweet potato processing in Rwanda. Lots of food for thought!
Like Pack 96 on growing cassava, this Pack focuses on cassava in Tanzania. But the information will be useful – with appropriate local adaptation – for all cassava-growing areas in Africa.
The feature article in Voices introduces each item in the Resource Pack. Voices also presents an article on knowing your audience, and profiles two exciting Farm Radio International projects in Tanzania – a farmers’ poll called Paza Sauti, and Radio Boda-boda! Find out more by clicking on the links below (.docx).
Table of contents
Introduction to cassava value chain
Processing cassava brings wealth to farmers
Cassava is wealth: New harmonized standards for processing cassava flour in East and Central Africa
It’s better to sell together: The benefits of collective marketing
Mother of twins: New maize variety enriches and nourishes Ugandan farmers
Farmers learn about compost manure on the radio – with great results!
Ethiopian farmers learn new practices to prevent pest damage in chickpeas and lentils
Rwandan farmers show that sweet potatoes can be a profitable crop to grow and to process into other foods
How to find useful and reliable information about farming on the Internet
How to establish and manage successful radio listening groups
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