NRI Cassava Programme

This project sought to strengthen the science and technology capacity of African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to use tropical root and tuber crops to contribute to a wide range of development issues. These include food security, poverty reduction, enterprise development and income generation, impacts of climate change and variability, impacts of urbanisation, impacts of the global food crisis and global economic downturn, opportunities provided by biofuels and export development.

Project website | Dates: 30-10-2009 to 09-01-2013 | Funder: European Commission Science and Technology Programme


Lead organisation: NRI, UK


  • Federal University Of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria
  • Africa Innovations Institute, Uganda
  • National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (NISIR), Zambia
  • Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)
  • International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC)
  • University of South Pacific, Fiji
  • University of Technology, Papua New Guinea (UNITECH)