Needs assessment studies in Ghana have indicated that cassava farmers need to enhance their incomes in order to assist their emergence from poverty. The marketing of cassava into new markets offers the potential to do this. The development of agro-enterprises also offers employment opportunities. This project investigates processing of high quality cassava products, based on traditional ones, to meet identified markets in urban areas. Specific attention has been given to issues of rural-urban linkages and quality assurance. At a regional consultation for the Global Cassava Development Strategy in June 1999 in Accra, the Ghanaian representatives ranked the commercialisation of traditional cassava products as the most important market opportunity that Ghana should address.
Natural Resources Institute. Improved cassava chip processing to access urban markets. Project Final Report. (2003) 36 pp.