Turning a traditional crop like Cassava into industrial carbohydrates for food and non-food applications is the ambition of many African countries. For many years, commercial cassava cultivation in Africa has been limited but this is changing!
Governments across Africa are pushing for the expansions of cassava investments and value addition which can potentially create more employment and economic development for the countries.
The potential of cassava as a cash crop will increase but how far and fast will the region see the transformation? Going back to the root problems – Africa even though producing the largest volume of cassava, has yet to capitalize on its harvests through modern mechanization, availability of high yield cassava varieties and improving its processing capabilities. Limitation of investments in agriculture tools and infrastructure hinder these realizations. Where and how will plantation owners, farmers and processors seek the capital to support their expansion plans?
CMT’s 3rd Cassava World Africa returns to Lusaka -establishing itself as the preferred conference with commercial interests for cassava industry players across Africa. Covering cassava varieties, supplemental irrigation, seedlings and with projects players in West and East Africa share their experiences, challenges, and opportunities with the common goal of maximizing cassava value added products.
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