NRI Cassava Programme
  • Prof Lateef Sanni of FUNAAB holding cassava roots on a smallholder’s farm. The farmer sells cassava to Allied and Atlantic Distillers Limited, in Eruwa, Oyo State, Nigeria. Photo: A Graffham

  • Operator loading milled cassava press-cake into a Nobex Industries twin cyclone flash dryer at MicMakin Limited (HQCF SME) in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. Photo: A Graffham

  • Peeling cassava in eastern Uganda. Photo: L Forsythe

  • High-quality cassava flour in Uganda. Photo: L Forsythe

  • Professor Andrew Westby, Director of NRI, and Professor Lateef Sanni, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, discuss high-quality cassava flour processing with a factory owner in Nigeria. Photo: A Westby

  • A woman preparing ‘bagia’, a fried snack made with high-quality cassava flour in Uganda. Photo: L Forsythe

  • Dr Sharon Van Brunschot and Mr Joachim Nwezeobi checking tissue-cultured cassava plants at NRI, University of Greenwich Medway Campus. Photo: University of Greenwich

  • A colony of African cassava whitefly maintained at NRI to enable research to be carried out into the reasons behind the superabundant populations currently spreading diseases and causing significant cassava yield losses in East and Central Africa. Photo: J Colvin

  • Professor John Colvin and Ms Cathy Gwandu, a PhD student funded by the African Cassava Whitefly Project, collecting whitefly specimens in a cassava field in central Malawi. Photo: S Seal



  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Crop Research Institute, Kumasi
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Food Research Institute, Accra


  • Department of Agricultural Research Services (DARS)
  • Universal Farming and Milling Ltd.
  • University of Malawi, Blantyre


  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan
  • National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI)
  • University of Agriculture, Abeokuta


  • Lake Zone Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Ukiriguru
  • Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI)
  • Naliendele Agricultural Research Institute
  • Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre


  • Africa Innovations Institute, Kampala
  • Makerere University
  • National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)


National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research, Lusaka



  • Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences
  • Tropical Crops Genetics Resources Institute
  • Zhejiang University


Central Tuber Crop Research Institute, India


National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)


Hanoi University of Science and Technology


Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean Agricultural Research Institute



Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), Montpellier

United Kingdom

  • European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
  • International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC)
  • James Hutton Institute
  • Natural History Museum (NHM)
  • Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich
  • Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL)
  • SABMiller Plc.
  • Sutton Bridge Crop Research Station
  • University of Manchester

The Netherlands

Wageningen University


Escola Superior de Biotecnologia da Universidade Católica Portuguasa (ESB)


Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea (IHSM)

Middle East


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (THUJ)

North and South America


International Potato Centre (CIP)

United States of America

  • Cornell University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Tukeseke University
  • University of California, Riverside (UCR), USA



  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • The University of Western Australia (UWA)



University of the South Pacific

Papua New Guinea

  • National Agricultural Research Institute, Lae
  • University of Science and Technology, Lae