This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R7495: Identification of an approach to the
commercialisation of cassava fufu processing in West Africa that
maximises benefits to sustainable rural livelihoods and R7580: Improved
cassava chip processing to access urban markets.
Cassava producers are meeting growing urban demand for processed
products thanks to new technologies for the manufacture of convenient,
high-quality and environmentally safe foods. Private-sector partnerships
are providing linkages between rural producers and urban markets, and a
series of best practices and technologies are helping to match consumer
preferences with the needs of rural processors, the private sector and
market traders. The innovations include new specially developed dryers
and fermentation vats, training centres for local businesses,
professionals and post-graduate students, and a food safety manual that
brings cassava processors up to speed on the new techniques. Processors
and consumers validated the techniques and products in Nigeria and
Ghana, where they are currently in use.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (11
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPH41, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 110.