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 […]

Agricultural institute launches a phone device, ‘Nuru’ to fight cassava diseases

TANZANIA – The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in collaboration with the Pennsylvania State University of the United States has launched a new tool called Nuru to fight cassava diseases using an artificially intelligent […]

Tanzania signs deal with Chinese firm to construct US$10m cassava processing factory

TANZANIA – Tanzania has signed an agreement with a Chinese firm, Kanton Investment Company to construct a new cassava processing factory, estimated to cost US$10 million in one of the eight districts of Tanga region, […]