|Welcome to cassavabiz.org|
website is an information service provided by the Integrated
Cassava Project (ICP) of the International Institute
of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), to encourage, promote, and expand
agribusiness development in the cassava
subsector in Nigeria.
|ICP, hosted at IITA consists of two complementary projects:|
New Additions to cassavabiz.com
CMD primarily looks at mitigating the impact of cassava mosaic disease
and increasing productivity in Nigeria, CEDP focuses on utilization
and agribusiness development.
is funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Niger Delta Development
Commission, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, United
States Agency for International Development, and States in southern
Investments in cassava agro enterprises depend on the location and scale of operation. See an illustrated guide to growing Cassava.
We offer a weekly market information service for over 20 Nigerian agricultural commodities from about 50 urban and rural markets.
|IITA/ICP intends to encourage farmers who are commercially inclined to take advantage of the market opportunities in and around their states to generate income and alleviate poverty. It does not aim to displace ongoing cassava growers. We encourage cluster farming because only large farmers will secure the large quantities of cassava that are needed by the industries.||
is applicable in many types of products such as foods, confectionery,
glues, plywood, textiles, paper, biodegradable products, monosodium glutamate,
and drugs. Cassava chips and pellets are used in animal
feed and alcohol
|Fair use of the material on this website is encouraged. Short excerpts of text may be quoted provided that the source is acknowledged; however, for permission to use substantial quantities of text, or images, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ICP is implemented by IITA in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMA&RD), and the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and States in southern Nigeria. © 2005 IITA.|