Cassava for the livestock feed industry

Cutting cassava into chips means it can be dried and preserved more easily - Neil Palmer (CIAT)

Cutting cassava into chips means it can be dried and preserved more easily
© Neil Palmer (CIAT)

In Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, the organisation Farm Concern International (FCI) is supporting cassava farmers to find a new and potentially large market for their crop. The animal feed industry is looking to cassava as a low cost form of carbohydrate, as maize and wheat become increasingly unaffordable. But the industry needs semi-processed cassava that has been chipped and dried, so FCI is introducing chipping and drying equipment to around 120 groups of farmers, known as commercial villages. Winnie Onyimbo meets the project manager, one of the chipping machine makers and a farmer, to find out more.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Interview by:
Country:
Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
Duration:
8'29"
Date published:
February 2011
 
 
 

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