• The Federal College of Agriculture, Akure has been awarded a Cassava: Adding Value for Africa Phase II (CAVA II) grant by the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

    The five-year grant, which is to last from 2014 to 2019, will enable the college help 200,000 smallholder farmers to sell 2million tons of cassava roots as well as to make processed products, such as high quality cassava flour, chips for animal feed and cassava starch in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi.

    A statement from the college Provost, Dr. Samson Odedina, on Monday said with the deal, the school would work with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and other partners to meet the poverty reduction creed of the project.

    According to Odedina, the choice of the college is informed by its relevance in the cassava sector and its commitment to providing leadership in value chain activities and development in the country. (NAN)
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