Welcome to cassavabiz.org
This website is an information service provided by the Integrated Cassava Project (ICP) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), to encourage, promote, and expand agribusiness development in the cassava
subsector in Nigeria.
ICP, hosted at IITA consists of two complementary projects:
  • Preemptive Management of Cassava Mosaic Disease Project (CMD).
  • Cassava Enterprise Development Project (CEDP).
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While CMD primarily looks at mitigating the impact of cassava mosaic disease and increasing productivity in Nigeria, CEDP focuses on utilization and agribusiness development.

ICP has three main aims: to sustainably increase food availability, reduce rural poverty and unemployment, and enhance agroindustrial and socioeconomic growth in Nigeria. This will be achieved by deploying high yielding resistant cultivars, adapting improved and profitable postharvest processing methods, and facilitating policies to ensure that problems along the commodity chain are reduced. ICP aims also to increase private sector investment in production, processing, storage, and marketing. The result will be that incomes are raised, and the livelihood of millions of poor farmers and rural processors will be improved.

ICP is funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Niger Delta Development Commission, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, United States Agency for International Development, and States in southern Nigeria.

  • CEDP Reports
  • Losses in tuber yield due to diseases can be as high as 90%. See the section on Pest Management for information on pests and diseases of cassava such as weeds, insects, nematodes, bacterial, and fungal diseases.
  • See also Pest Control in Cassava Farms, in the Guides and Training Materials section.
Cassava Enterprise Costs
Investments in cassava agro enterprises depend on the location and scale of operatio
n. See an illustrated guide to growing Cassava.
Commodity Prices
We offer a weekly market information service for over 20 Nigerian agricultural commodities from about 50 urban and rural markets.
IITA/ICP intends to encourage farmers who are commercially inclined to take advantage of the market opportunities in and around their states to generate income and alleviate poverty. It does not aim to displace ongoing cassava growers. We encourage cluster farming because only large farmers will secure the large quantities of cassava that are needed by the industries.

Cassava is applicable in many types of products such as foods, confectionery, sweeteners, glues, plywood, textiles, paper, biodegradable products, monosodium glutamate, and drugs. Cassava chips and pellets are used in animal feed and alcohol production.
See different types of food preparations: gari, fufu, lafun, kpokpogari, tapioca.


Fair use of the material on this website is encouraged. Short excerpts of text may be quoted provided that the source is acknowledged; however, for permission to use substantial quantities of text, or images, please contact iita-icp@cgiar.org. ICP is implemented by IITA in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMA&RD), and the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and States in southern Nigeria. © 2005 IITA.