Sierra Leone: New Processing Centres Raise Cassava’s Outlook
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Cassava’s profile as a food security and poverty-reducing crop got a boost with the commissioning of five new processing centres in Sierra Leone, thanks to the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute and other partners.
“It will also improve livelihoods, and incomes of farmers and stakeholders in the cassava enterprise,” says Prof Lateef Sanni, project coordinator, for the CFC funded project. “More importantly, this will create markets and drive the production of cassava.”