Ghana to launch Cassava Processing Factory under 1D1F initiative

Ghana to launch Cassava Processing Factory

GHANA – Ghana is moving ahead with its 1 District 1 Factory initiative that targets to have at least one factory in every district and has announced plans to launch a cassava processing factory in Keta District before the end of September. While delivering the development, The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Keta, Mr Godwin Edudzi Yao Effah, said government was committed to deliver the project within the stipulated timelines. He further revealed that Ghana was committed to partner the investors, Hormeku Engineers and Planners (HoPE) Limited, to ensure the…

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Bill & Melinda Gates foundation funds International Institute of Tropical Agriculture US$14.3m for cassava project

AFRICA – The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and its partners working towards building a sustainable cassava seed system in Africa, have received US$14.3 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to kick-start the second phase of Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS-II) in both Nigeria and Tanzania. The 5-year project will be led by IITA, working in partnership with Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), IITA GoSeed, Umudike Seed, Sahel Consulting…

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