Zambian Breweries’ cassava project goes to the root of economic diversification

ZAMBIA – Zambian Breweries Plc, a subsidiary of AB InBev is championing commercialization of cassava through its flagship cassava project. Through the project the brewer is adding value for small-scale farmers, ensuring economic diversification, job […]

CBN restricts sale of forex for importation of Cassava and its derivatives

NIGERIA – CBN adds cassava and its derivatives (starch, ethanol and others) to forex restriction list to boost production, of which importation gulps US$600 million annually. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele noted that Nigeria […]

Premiercon Ltd backs consumption of non-maize starchy foods in diversification strategy

ZAMBIA – The Chief Executive Officer of Premiercon Starch Company Limited, Lubasi Yuyi has welcomed the move to promote consumption of non-maize starchy foods which are climate change resilient such as cassava, yams and sweet […]

Government to establish additional tapioca starch processing plant under IDIF programme

GHANA – The Ghanaian government has unveiled plans of setting up a cassava starch processing plant in the western region under its One District One Factory (IDIF) initiative by the close of the year. According […]

Tanzania chamber of commerce embarks on efforts to boost cassava sector

TANZANIA- The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) has unveiled plans of setting up a cassava processing plant in Dodoma as part of its commitment in transforming the cassava sector in the country. […]

Tanzania launches new modern cassava processing plant

TANZANIA – Tanzania has launched a new modern cassava plant, the Cassava Starch of Tanzania Corporation Limited (CSTC) located in the southern region of the country. The facility, which was constructed by a French firm, […]

Rwandan government to bailout Kinazi Cassava Plant to boost operations

RWANDA – Kinazi Cassava Plant Limited, a cassava flour and starch processing plant in Rwanda is set to receive a bailout from government as an intervention that seeks to turn around its unprofitable business operations. […]

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launches new cassava project in Tanzania

TANZANIA – Tanzania is set to benefit form a new cassava project aimed at establishing an affordable commercial cassava seed system. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Best cassava project, aims at […]

Tanzania embarks on bid to boost cassava production

TANZANIA – Tanzania has unveiled plans of introducing a platform that will connect cassava farmers with processor both at the local and international levels as it seeks to improve productivity. According to Mr Edwin Rutageruka, […]

Central bank unveils US$2.75m loan to enhance rice and cassava production

NIGERIA – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) has unveiled US$2.75 million loan to local farmers in efforts to enhance the production of rice, maize, soybeans and cassava, according […]