Cassava: vibrant videos take us back to the roots of one humble down-to-earth crop

Monday, 08 September 2014 12:42

Cassava-leaf-shadow N.Palmer-CIAT-square-webNow it’s time for a tale…with a tail! Meet cassava, the original camel crop, a truly well-travelled trekker, who first arrived on African shores back in the 16th Century. Since then cassava has shown its mettle as the dromedary of crops, consistently fending off drought to become the key staple in Nigeria, familiar on the family table.

And so, where better to tell cassava’s tale? To this land we go, to hear from Chiedozie Egesi, plant breeder and geneticist at Nigeria's National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI).

Cassava-leaf G-Smith CIAT-square-webViewers can choose to hear the cassava chronicle all in one go by watching the full-length video Q&A on cassava research in Africa with Chiedozie Egesi, or they can choose their sample from the following five vignettes:

But there's much more than video to tell cassava's tale, and Chiedozie's role. See the links below: