Boosting the bottom line through tech for High Quality Cassava Peel production
Okike Iheanacho, Sarah Fernandes. (7/6/2019). Boosting the bottom line through tech for High Quality Cassava Peel production. URL: https://www.rtb.cgiar.org/news/boosting-the-bottom-line-through-tech-for-high-quality-cassava-peel-production
Over the last five years, scientists from from International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and International Potato Center (CIP) with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Root Tubers and Bananas (RTB) have developed a processing method that transforms wet cassava peels into high quality, safe, and hygienic animal feed ingredients, known as High Quality Cassava Peel mash (HQCP). This new component of the cassava value chain has the potential to become a USD2 billion a year industry on the continent and employ 100,000 more people, 80% of whom it is estimated will be women.