AfDB advocates Strategies to Deepen Industrialization of Cassava
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is intensifying its financing for the production of crops with the highest potential for industrializing the African agriculture.
Top on the list is cassava, which could be used to produce ethanol for industrial use and other frequently utilized home products, according to a Senior Advisor at the Bank.
Martin Fregene, an Advisor to the Bank’s Vice-President of Agriculture, Human and Social Development in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, said the Bank’s Feed Africa Strategy, which advocates for large-scale investment in the cassava crop and its rapid industrial processing, provides the best avenue for more farmers of the crop to benefit.
Illustration Photo: Pasta made from cassava (credits: Nestlé / Flickr Creative Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))