This regional market-led development project aims to promote an integral use of the cassava crop (leaves, roots, stems and starch processing wastes), as an abundant and cost-effective energy source for the fast growing animal and balanced feed industries of the targeted countries. The main development objective of the project will be to establish and strengthen links between cassava producers and the private sector markets (animal and balanced feeds sectors, certain food sectors) that are growing fast in these countries. As the result, it is expected that these industries would be able to reduce their dependence on imported cereals as raw material for the balanced feeds. Cassava producers in the region are expected to gain access to the benefits of the rapid economic expansion in the feed and food sectors, which so far mainly accrued to the producers of maize abroad.

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