Cassava Production And Processing

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Cassava is the most important root crop in Nigeria, Apart from being a stable crop in both rural and urban households cassava is a major source of income to cassava farmers and processors in the rural areas.

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Cassava alone contributes about 45% of Agricultural GDP in Nigeria for food or domestic purpose but its industrial processing and utilization has been very limited.

Currently, the country produces about 40,000,000 tonnes of the commodity and due to the desire of the federal government to reduce import dependency and conserve foreign exchange earnings, there is a national programme aimed at increasing the production of cassava flour to be substituted with wheat flour.

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