Cassava farmers in Tanzania to benefit from new industry partnership with ACAI project

At a recent meeting in Tanzania, IITA, through the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) and the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI-Naliendele) agreed to explore areas of collaboration with the Cassava Starch Tanzania Corporation (CSTC).

Demand for cassava is increasing as more companies are seeking to process the roots into high-value, starch-rich flour. New processing capacity is starting to come online for many companies, such as CSTC. However, one of the main concerns of these ventures is getting a stable supply of cassava.

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ACAIAfrican Cassava Agronomy InitiativecassavaIITA News no. 2484tanzania

Communications • 10th May 2019

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