Friday, 22 May 2015

CAVA II Kicks Off

C:AVA, Cassava Adding Value for Africa, started in 2008 with the aims of developing value chains for HQCF (High Quality Cassava Flour), giving useful recommendation to governments and agencies involved in agriculture and boosting the income of local farmers. These cut across five African Countries; Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi.

According to the Project Director of CAVA II, Dr Kolawole Adebayo, the second phase of the project CAVA II’s charitable purpose is to increase the incomes of smallholder farmers and community processors through participation in profitable and sustainable value-added cassava chains in five sub-Saharan African Countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi).

Dr Adebayo said, CAVA II project will span for five years (2014-2019) with the premise that if new markets for cassava can be developed and smallholders linked to them at scale, then farmers will increase their incomes and adopt new productivity enhancing technologies.

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