IITA Partners With Nigerian Government To Launch Cassava Processing Plant Targeting Youth

IITA Partners With Nigerian Government To Launch Cassava Processing Plant Targeting Youth
IITA Partners With Nigerian Government To Launch Cassava Processing Plant Targeting Youth

IITA Partners With Nigerian Government To Launch Cassava Processing Plant Targeting Youth

The federal of Nigeria, through the Ministry of Environment in partnership with IITA, under the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), commissioned a cassava processing factory in Korokoro Community, Tai local government Area of Rivers State.

The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abubakar, represented by the Project Coordinator of HYPREP, Marvin Dekil, during the commissioning, noted that the factory would function a sustainability package for training and equipping Ogoni youth with economic skills.

As a serious staple crop in Africa, cassava is one in every of IITA’s mandate crops and is widely grown in Rivers State. The factory would help to make sure the strengthening of the crop’s value chain within the region, following a 3-month hands-on training on cassava processing and therefore the fabrication of cassava processing machines for 15 Ogoni youth at IITA-Onne, Rivers State.

IITA administered the training together with the Stakeholders Democracy Network (SDN) and HYPREP.

The official commissioning of the processing factory will make sure that the factory is handed over for direct running by the 15 pioneer graduates trained by IITA, after three months of supervisory running of the factory by IITA and SDN.

The goal is for the cassava processing center to get income and build an economic hub for the communities through the assembly of garri, starch, and high-quality cassava flour (HQCF).

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Source: https://africabusinesscommunities.com/agribusiness/news/iita-partners-with-nigeria-government-to-launch-cassava-processing-plant-targeting-youth/

IITA Partners With Nigerian Government To Launch Cassava Processing Plant Targeting Youth

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