- May 28, 2021
- Posted by: adminer
- Category: Agriculture
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, has inaugurated a Cassava Plant at Afam in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers.
Mr Ezeaja Ikemefuna, the Chief Information Officer in the ministry, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
The minister during the inauguration on Thursday said the processing plant would address challenges of value addition of the crop in the value chain sub sector.
He noted that the plant would also promote adoption and use of 10 per cent high quality cassava flour (HQCF) in bread and confectionery businesses, so as to reduce wheat importation and conserve foreign exchange earnings to meet other needs.
‘’Rivers is among the top 5 Cassava producing states. It is therefore of necessity and thoughtful on the part of government that cares for its farmers to embark on project of this nature that will enhance value addition and guarantee employment to the people.
“This factory, when fully operational, will be fed with output from 3,000 farmers within the farming communities as well as other farmers far and wide from neighbouring communities………..TO CONTINUE READING CLICK ON https://thefreezonechannel.com/450-metric-tons-cassava-processing-plant-inaugurated-in-rivers/