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There has been relative stagnation in agricultural productivity in recent decades particularly in Africa due to low adoption of technologies by farmers among other factors. This paper was designed o evaluated the adoption of improved varieties of root and tuber crops in relation to agricultural development and food security. Scholarly articles on the subject matter were sought from books, journals, conference proceedings and monographs among others. Areas of interest covered include, Improved Varieties of Root and Tuber Crops, Project and Programmes targeted at dissemination and promotion of improved varieties of root and tuber crops, Adoption of Improved Varieties of Root and Tuber Crops, Factors affecting adoption of improved varieties of root and tuber crops, Concept of Food Production and Food Security; and Impact of Adoption of Improved varieties on Agricultural Development and Livelihood of Farmers. The study disclosed that many improved varieties of root and tuber crops have been developed, released and disseminated to the farmers and other end users.
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