Muhogo Bora means “Better cassava” in Swahili
We provide support to develop and expand cassava seed systems in Tanzania with targeted outreach to the Western Zone, Central and Southern Highlands regions.
Muhogo Bora Objectives
Tanzanian women, youth and rural farmers have increased participation in and benefit from cassava seed markets and value chains
Women, youth and rural farmers have increased participation in and knowledge of cassava markets
More women, youth and rural farmers from geographically-underserved regions participate and benefit as cassava seed entrepreneurs (CSEs)
Best agronomic practices and digital knowledge assets reach more women, youth and rural farmers to increase efficiency in seed multiplication and root production
seed entrepreneurs over three years
“We call for recognition of gender-based violence in agrifood systems”
Many obstacles prevent women from participating as seed entrepreneurs in the commercialized formal seed system delivery models, despite the fact that they are essential to informal seed exchanges, crop diversity maintenance, production...
The Muhogo Bora is a three-year project executed by Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences , and implemented by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)...
The United Nations General Assembly declared every October 15, as the International Day of Rural Women. This day is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of millions of women living in remote, rural places towards rural...
An anonymous gift of $2.65 million to support Cornell and partner research in Tanzania will improve distribution of new and more resistant varieties of cassava while empowering women and marginalized groups in the East African nation . Cassava...