Innovative cassava peels processing factories launched in Nigeria

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Peeling cassava rootsPeeling cassava roots (credit: IITA).

New factories that will transform cassava peels into high-quality feed for livestock have been launched in Nigeria.

The huge potential for use of cassava peel as fodder in Nigeria was first proposed by three CGIAR centres. Researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Potato Center (CIP), with the support of CGIAR Research Programs on Roots, Tubers and Bananas, Humidtropics, and Livestock and Fish, showed that drying and grading cassava peels could hold the key to providing a readily available and sustainable source of animal feeds, increasing incomes for women and boosting food security in West Africa.

The new cassava peel processing initiative is supported by Synergos Nigeria, federal and state governments, the World Bank, Fadama III, the Kogi State University, and ILRI Nigeria in Ibadan. ILRI organized…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I am now the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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