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Vitamin A cassava stem for 15 million farmers

Vitamin A cassava stem for 15 million farmers.. NAIJA INTEL

No fewer than 15 million farmers are to receive the new discovered vitamin “A” cassava stem from a non-governmental organisation, Harvest plus based in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.

The country director of the organisation, Dr. Paul Ilona, announced this yesterday at Ihudum Primary School in Ihiala Local Government Council Area of Anambra State where two communities received lorry loads of the specie.

Ilona stated that Anambra, as one of the pilot States in the South East Zone, will receive at least three million cassava stems, which will be distributed to farmers in all the local councils this planting season.

He said the vitamin “A” cassava species originated from Brazil and have been subjected to several laboratory tests in Nigeria by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan and the National Research Institute (NRI) Umudike Abia State.

He added the first batch of ten million tons of the cassava stems have also arrived the country for distribution in the six selected states in the six geographical zones of the country from now till October.

Vitamin A cassava stem for 15 million farmers.. NAIJA INTEL

Vitamin A cassava stem for 15 million farmers.. NAIJA INTEL

Ilona explained that the new vitamin “A” cassava stem will enable farmers to mass produce and augment the local cassava specie.

The yellow stem, according to him, contains very low carbohydrate and is rich in other nutrients that build the immune system.

He said it will help to reduce the starchy food intake, which he said is detrimental to health.

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