Engineering Food and Cash from Cassava (EFCC):   for sustainable rural development in Africa        A presentation to USAI...
Significance of the Problem•   Food crisis and poverty are global concerns•   World Bank report (2008): food prices increa...
The result!!• Yield Gap• Severe retardation of MDG targets Poverty Rates (% less than $1/day)                        70   ...
Africa needs support to: Revitalize economic growth and improvelivelihoods of citizens through Agriculture          with f...
Why cassava?Cassava is widely grown insub-sahara AfricaSuitable for food, feed andindustrial usesRich protein in leaves   ...
Why cassava?        • Thrive in unstable environments        • Drought tolerant        • Grows both on rich and poor soils...
Why cassava?Processing technologies for cassava have been identified                      Local                     Improv...
Why cassava?         Demonstrated a wide range of expertise: Cassava                 Enterprise Development ProjectCapacit...
Suggested countries:Sierra Leone                                                                                          ...
Objectives• Identify, multiply and distribute  improved varieties• Validate and promote sustainable  soil fertility manage...
Expected Results• On-farm yield/ha increased by 50%• New production skills accessed and used by at least 1m farmers• Susta...
Time frame                      = 5 yearsBudget                          = US$15 million         International Institute o...
I look forward to you                                                   donors to make my sun                             ...
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Engineering Food and Cash from Cassava (EFCC):for sustainable rural development in Africa

  1. 1. Engineering Food and Cash from Cassava (EFCC): for sustainable rural development in Africa A presentation to USAID, Washington G. Tarawali, P. Ilona, C. Iyangbe, G. Asumugha, M. Subash, G. Melaku, H. Bouwmeester, R. Yapo, R. Asare, A. Yusuf, D. Annang International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  2. 2. Significance of the Problem• Food crisis and poverty are global concerns• World Bank report (2008): food prices increased by 83% over 3 years• WFP: 100 million people short of food• Over 50% in Africa• Other factors• Climate change: increased drought• Low soil fertility• Poor access to improved germplasm• Post-harvest losses• Poor access to market International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  3. 3. The result!!• Yield Gap• Severe retardation of MDG targets Poverty Rates (% less than $1/day) 70 60 50 40 Actual trend 30 MDG target 20 10 0 2014 2012 2010 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 1998 1996 1990 1992 1994 2007 2015 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  4. 4. Africa needs support to: Revitalize economic growth and improvelivelihoods of citizens through Agriculture with focus on Cassava International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  5. 5. Why cassava?Cassava is widely grown insub-sahara AfricaSuitable for food, feed andindustrial usesRich protein in leaves International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  6. 6. Why cassava? • Thrive in unstable environments • Drought tolerant • Grows both on rich and poor soils • Long storage in ground • IITA and NARS partners developed improved varieties (>500) and agronomic practices in AfricaInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  7. 7. Why cassava?Processing technologies for cassava have been identified Local Improved International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  8. 8. Why cassava? Demonstrated a wide range of expertise: Cassava Enterprise Development ProjectCapacity: 2 t/day- Integrated production, processingEntrepreneurs Widow’s Mite - and bread makingNigeria  Job creation  Income  Food Security International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  9. 9. Suggested countries:Sierra Leone Rwanda CAR Tanzania DRC Angola Liberia Mozambique 8 countries based on food security and poverty indices (2008) International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  10. 10. Objectives• Identify, multiply and distribute improved varieties• Validate and promote sustainable soil fertility management• Identify and promote efficient post harvest utilization technologies• Strengthen market information system and linkages International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  11. 11. Expected Results• On-farm yield/ha increased by 50%• New production skills accessed and used by at least 1m farmers• Sustainable soil fertility management practices popularised• Best-fit, multi-purpose processing equipment for gari, chips, flour etc. identified and promoted• 500 pilot processing centres established• 500,000 rural processors trained and linked to markets• At least 4 million jobs (youths and women) created International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  12. 12. Time frame = 5 yearsBudget = US$15 million International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  13. 13. I look forward to you donors to make my sun riseThank you International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org

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