Stressors within the Cassava Value Chain in Nigeria - GREAT

The study investigates cassava trait preferences in the context of climate change (CC) and conflict stressors among value-chain (VC) actors in Nigeria, to strengthen social inclusion and resilience within breeding. Multi-stage and purposive sampling procedures were used to select and interview 92 men and 95 women cassava farmers, 15 VC Key Informants and 63 VC participants in Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in Osun, Benue and Abia States. Data were analyzed using descriptive (percentages), inferential (two way ANOVA) and thematic analysis. Preferred cassava attributes include drought-tolerance, early bulking, multiple-product use and inground storability. While CC manifests itself as drought and increased incidence of pest/diseases, farmer-herder and land conflicts exacerbate productivity; shape gendered coping strategies and stressor-related trait preferences, including early re-emergence of leaves, short-stem with ratooning potential and especially root milking/regrowth among women. Major coping strategies include frequent farm visit, engaging in non-agricultural livelihoods for men and backyard farming, early harvesting, choice of food with less processing steps and dependence on remittances for women. Resilience capacity is low for both, while it was higher for men due to better access to assets, facilitating coping strategies like relocating farms and migration. Considering gendered stressor-related attributes and coping strategies can complement efforts to make breeding more socially inclusive, resilient and anticipatory to future change.

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Creator Madu, Tessy Ugo
Creator Affiliation National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI)
Creator email tessmadu@gmail.com
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Creator ID 0000-0002-0098-3567
Subject Vocab (AGROVOC/GACS/CAB) Cassava,Gender,Age,Breeding,Climate change,Value chain,Conflict,Resilience
Subject(s) Coping strategies,Gender disparity,Cassava value chains
Publisher International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Person 1 Nwanze Olamide
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Contributor Person 2 Olamide Olaosebikan
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Contributor Person 3 Abolore Bello
Contributor Person 3 Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
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Contributor Person 4 Obaiya .G. Utoblo
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Contributor Person 5 Benjamin Okoye
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Contributor Person 6 Nathaniel Olutegbe
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Contributor Person 7 Béla Teeken
Contributor Person 7 Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
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Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Project Lead Center National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI)
Contributor CRP CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Banana(RTB)
Contributor Partner University of Ibadan, University of Jos, Cornell University
Contributor Donor Gender Responsive Researcher Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT); Nextgen cassava project
Contributor Project Gender Responsive Researcher Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT)
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Contributor Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2022-12-02
Embargo End Date 2023-07-31
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Identifier https://doi.org/10.25502/hpk1-yt38/d
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Source Gender Responsive Researcher Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT)
Language English
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Agroecological Zone Subhumid warm tropics
Coverage Region Western Africa
Coverage country Nigeria
Coverage Admin Unit Not applicable
Coverage Y (Latitude) 9.60004
Coverage X (Longitude) 7.99997
Coverage Start Date 2022-04-10
Coverage End Date 2022-04-25
Contact Madu, Tessy Ugo; National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI); Nwanze, Olamide; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contact Email tessmadu@gmail.com, D.Nwanze@cgiar.org
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