CASSAVA FARMING

Cassava Farming

The popularity of Cassava as the major source of food for Nigeria dates back to ages. Between Garri and Rice, its hard to tell which is the most popular staple food. Its the case of a King or a Queen. Nigeria is now the highest producer of Cassava in Africa - 19%. There is a new specie of Cassava that makes for more cassava per plot. The goodnews is that nearly every land in Nigeria is good for growing Cassava. High quality cassava flour (HQCF) is of particular interest because it can be used as a substitute for 10 percent or potentially more wheat flour in pies, pastries, cakes, biscuits, and doughnuts and has some industrial applications

– Beyond these industrial uses of cassava, which utilize HQCF, processed cassava holds other potential uses including sweeteners, mosquito coils, livestock feed, and brewing ingredients. Sweeteners derived from cassava compete with beet and cane sweeteners. Livestock feeds rely primarily on dried cassava pellets and can be used domestically or exported.