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Shs3b earmarked for cassava preservation

Published on May 20, 2016

At least 40 per cent of cassava grown on the African continent is lost to post-harvest handling, according to the Rockefeller Foundation.

Cassava is widely grown on the continent and a source of food for many families though it has a shelf-life of about 24 to 48 hours.

As a result, the Rockefeller Foundation is looking to extend a grant of $1m (Shs3.3b) for innovations from Africa, including Uganda, which can provide a solution to the short shelf life of cassava in order to enhance food security on the continent. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor