Major cassava producing states in Nigeria are Benue, Kogi, Cross River, Ondo, Imo, Akwa Ibom, and Rivers states (Daniels et al., 2011). Experts have argued that the cassava production is one of the well-developed agricultural crops in Nigeria because of its relatively well established and processing techniques.
Where is cassava found in Nigeria?
The major states of Nigeria which produce cassava are Anambra, Delta, Edo, Benue, Cross River, Imo, Oyo, and Rivers, and to a lesser extent Kwara and Ondo. In 1999, Nigeria produced 33 million tonnes.
Where can cassava be found?
Cassava is a perennial woody shrub with an edible root, which grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Cassava originated from tropical America and was first introduced into Africa in the Congo basin by the Portuguese around 1558. Today, Cassava supports the livelihood of over 300 million Africans.
How many types of cassava do we have in Nigeria?
The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday evening approved new names for 10 improved cassava varieties, as part of efforts to brand the root crop for easy identification, cultivation and marketing of cassava stems. The branded varieties comprise 6 released varieties and 4 yet-to be-released varieties.
What is the best time to plant cassava in Nigeria?
The best time to plant cassava in Nigeria according to general practice is in April, it can, however, be extended to October. Also, planting is done either early in the morning or late afternoons when the sun is cool to prevent excessive heat on the crops.
Which state has the best Garri in Nigeria?
Benue is the top region by production of cassava in Nigeria.
Which part of cassava is poisonous?
All parts of the cassava plant are poisonous, but the leaves and skin of the root are the most poisonous parts. The poison is removed by washing and boiling. It is important for people who use cyanide at work to use safe work practices to avoid being poisoned.