Category Archives: Cassava (CAMAP)

Eliminating crude ethanol imports in Nigeria through enhanced cassava production

By Abdalla el-Kurebe October 27, 2017 Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava but the nation’s annual local demand for ethanol is between 300 and 400 million litres. The country only meets up with three percent of total annual demand. … Continue reading

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AATF, CAMAP begin cassava revamp in Nigeria

By Charles Coffie Gyamfi, Abeokuta September 17, 2017 Nigeria is currently the largest producer of cassava in the world with an annual output of over 34 million tonnes, but even with this, the country is yet to meet its local … Continue reading

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How cassava mechanisation is sparking industrial revolution in Ogun State, Nigeria

By Collins Nnabuife August 29, 2017 Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the world with the production capacity of approximately 45 million tonnes which is almost 19 per cent of the total cassava production in the world.  Cassava, … Continue reading

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Building Nigeria’s agribusiness through smallholder farmers: The AATF initiative

By Abdallah el-Kurebe August 29, 2017 “By 2030, the size of the food and agribusiness in Africa will reach $1 trillion. So, if you are thinking of how to make money, that’s the sector to be in.” – Akinwumi Adesina, … Continue reading

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Enhancing commercial cassava production

By Daniel Essiet August 25, 2017   Cassava is used for many things: Food, feed, ethanol and other industrial uses. Besides, it has a lot of derivatives. It is, particularly, valuable for rural small-holder farmers, breweries, pharmaceuticals, distilleries and ethanol-producing … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Cassava Farming Declining in Katsina

By Aliyu Kwaifa August 25, 2017 Cassava famers in Katsina State is on the decline, Daily Trust’s investigation has revealed. This is coming just as the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has said although Nigeria is the highest grower of … Continue reading

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Nigeria spends N160 billion annually on ethanol importation, industrialist

By Charles Coffie Gyamfi, Abeokuta August 22, 2017 The Director of Allied Atlantic Distilleries Limited (AADL), Igbesa, Ogun State, the largest cassava based ethanol producing company in Africa, Mr. Rajavelu Rajasekar yesterday disclosed that Nigeria spends N160billion annually to import … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Oyo, Ogun cassava farmers adopt mechanisation through CAMAP project

By Nigerian Tribune August 22, 2017 Farm mechanisation is one aspect of agriculture which has made agriculture easy, profitable and attractive to Nigerian farmers, especially the youths. The conventional ways of farming which are manual, have not yielded much result … Continue reading

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Nigeria loses billions of naira due to shortages of cassava plantation

By TVC News Nigeria August 22, 2017 One of the manufacturers in Nigeria who specialised in the use of cassava for the production of ethanol has said that the country is losing billions of Naira due to a shortfall in … Continue reading

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Graduates form cluster groups, start cassava agribusiness

By Jeremiah Oke, Ibadan August 21, 2017 Hundreds of graduates and youths in Oyo State and some other neighbouring South West states have mobilized into cluster groups for large-scale mechanized cassava agribusiness. Speaking with newsmen over the weekend, the leader … Continue reading

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