Cassava Processing is a profitable untapped agribusiness idea in Nigeria and to run a successful Cassava processing firm requires a detailed Cassava Processing Business Plan.
Nigeria's market demand for processed cassava products such as ; flour, starch, chips is huge. Over $600m worth of cassava products (flour, starch and animal feed) are imported. Great opportunities exist for the production and processing of cassava products mostly starch, flour,chips and maltose for food and industrial use. The present situation shows that major starch processing facilities are producing at 27,000 tons of starch per annum, compared to what the nation market demand which is 250,000 tons per annum.
According to Godwin Emefiele , the CBN Governor, "potential demand exist in our cassava value chain
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Cassava farming and Cassava processing ranks the most profitable agribusiness ideas in 2020 considering the Corona virus pandemic and global economic meltdown which have created huge opportunities in this agribusiness sector in Nigeria.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria imported agricultural products valued at N239.9 billion or 85.1% of total agricultural trade in Q3, 2019.Wheat was one of the major products imported mainly from United States and Russia wor...
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has launched digital tools for Cassava Farmers to help boost cassava yield and tackle agronomic challenges that limits their productivity.
Dr. Bernard Vanlauwe,Director for Central Afrixa Hub at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), says that though Africa is a major cassava producer globally, yet some farmers are producing below optimal (less than 10 tons per ha) as a result of wrong agronomic practices such as poor weed management, wrong application of fertilizers, low knowledge of cassava agronomy and planting of poor quality seeds while Asia are witnessing higher yield more than 20 tons per ha.
IITA has developed smart digital tools to tackle agronomic challenges limiting cassava yield i...
Good News to all Nigerian Cassava Growers. Do you really need market for your cassava roots? We have 7 Major Cassava Buyers Companies in Nigeria interested in buying cassava in bulk quantity.
Nigeria is the world’s leading cassava producer of about 46 million tons which is equivalent to 21 percent share in the global market (FAO 2013).
When these cassava roots are
harvested , they are traditionally processed into gari, fufu, lafun but a small
fraction is used in commercial quantity in producing livestock feed, ethanol, confectionery
Most Nigerian Cassava growers find
it hard to actually secure buyers for their cassava roots, as fresh cassava
roots deteriorate rapidly in quality making it inedible five days after
Cassava Growers do not need to w
Mr Mba Agu,an Agriculture Consultant, on Monday counseled Cassava farmers to plant cassava stems immediately it got to the farm sites to ensure better yield.
Agu, who gave the advice in Lagos, said that cassava stems often yielded better results when planted in time.
“Cassava stem has a life span of between five and seven days.
“We have always advised farmers to ensure that they plough and harrow their lands before coming to collect the cassava stems they have ordered.
“Farmers, who complained of low yields or problems with the stem, had such complaint because they did not heed to instructions,” he said
Agu maintained that farmers should prepare their fields and ensure that the land was ready before placing orders for the cassava stems.
“After ploughing and harrowing of
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