Consumers laud value added cassava products in Sierra Leone

Friday, July 11th, 2014

In their contributions to the Smallholders Commercialization Program (SCP) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have constructed and equipped 11 cassava processing factories for Famer Based Organizations groups in the eastern, southern and northern provinces of Sierra Leone. Dr. Braima James, IITA Representative in Sierra Leone said that with additional support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) through ...

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Training of Trainers workshop on cassava value chain Innovation Platform

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

The SARD-SC   cassava value chain team in Tanzania will conduct a Training of Trainers/actors workshop for establishing Innovation Platform for  the cassava value chain in the  country. The event will take place from 15 -16 July 2014, at  Cheyo Hotel, Kibondo district Kigoma, Tanzania. Expected   participants  are farmers, marketers, cassava traders, processors, NGOs involved in the dissemination  of cassava  awareness  programs, government ooficials, researchers and  other  participants  working to ensure  cassava becomes a  cash crop  in the country. Between 40 and 45 ...

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