Contributing significantly to the diets of over 800 million people and supporting the livelihood of over 300 million Africans, cassava is certainly an important food crop in the tropics and many countries in Africa. Food security is among the top items on our priority list. Knowing that cassava has mainly been a subsistence crop grown for food by small-scale farmers who sell the surplus, we at Agbeyewa are set to scale the production of cassava into an industrial commodity.
Cassava’s starchy roots are a major source of dietary energy , and it is known to be the highest producer of carbohydrates among staple crops. It is very versatile and is the basis for a multitude of products, including food, flour, animal feed, alcohol, starches for sizing paper and textiles, sweeteners, prepared foods and bio-degradable products.