|Cassava is now used in a variety
of commercial applications – from cassava beers, feedstock for ethanol,
flour and many others. Africa that produces the highest amount of cassava
in the world is slowly realizing the crop’s commercial potential, especially
in the western parts of the continent that has witnessed several new initiatives.
For instance, this year Nigeria’s Flour Mills has introduced a new product
– Golden Penny Multi-purpose flour, a bread and baking flour, which is
a combination of wheat flour and 10 per cent high quality cassava flour
(HQCF). The new product is in line with the Federal Government’s policy
on the use of 20 percent HQCF for baking bread that can save the country
N127 billion annually.
Similarly, in the past few years
several investments have taken place including the launch of commercially-made
cassava-based beers by brewers like SABMiller and Diageo in Ghana and Mozambique.
They source cassava locally to brew the beer. In addition, a cassava fueled
biorefinery was announced in Nigeria by China New Energy. Zimbabwe is also
set to have a cassava ethanol plant to boost ethanol output as the country
moves to accelerate mandatory fuel blending.
More investments are expected in
Africa’s cassava industry and to analyze these developments, business
opportunities and investment potential, CMT is heading to Accra,
Ghana to host its 2nd
Cassava World Africa
The summit will focus on the
‘Roadmap to Raise Cassava Production & Investments of Higher Value-added
Products’ and present key highlights on:
- Progress and market prospects
for cassava production of Starch, HQFC, Beer, Feed, Ethanol
- Financing solutions and cassava
investment projects across the continent
- Cassava breeding & agronomy
research to increase yields and quality including diseases management
- Cost effective post-harvest logistics
and processing technologies to increase cassava utilization
- Mechanization of cassava production
for this summit now to enjoy early bird discounts and obtain regular updates
on program topics and speakers line-up.
If you have any questions, please
email them to Ms. Grace at email@example.com
or call +65 6346 9147.
and Exhibitor Opportunities
A number of sponsorship opportunities
are available for the 2nd Cassava World Africa. Plus, an exhibition
will take place alongside the main conference, with plenty of opportunities
for you to promote your organization to influential players & investors
in the industry.
Prospective exhibitors and sponsors
should contact Ms. Fiona Pun Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Tel: 65-6346 9138 today.